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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: exit(1); return(child_pid);
Date Mon, 16 Jun 1997 05:03:51 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Hmmmm... I noticed that the log functions are no longer voids, but are
> supposed to return ints. However, the UNIX side exits if the exec doesn't
> work and then does a return(child_pid), which doesn't make sense. At
> the least it's confusing on the UNIX side.
> Just something to think about and put on the patch list.

They have to return ints because of the lack of a fork(). The point about
returning child_pid after the exit is simply to avoid compiler errors. It might
be clearer if they returned -1, though.



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