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Re: different procedures for different functions
Alex Sandro Queiroz e Silva wrote at 07/07/2008 09:24 AM:
Neil Van Dyke wrote:
Or, as long as we're saying "posix", we can just use the Posix names
(I'm not sure all these are strictly Posix):
getenv is ANSI C, besides, Windows has putenv.
I no longer have access to the Posix documents (and I believe they still
cost money), but a Web search of non-normative documents suggests that
"getenv" is also Posix.
I guess that using this POSIX naming scheme will confuse people
running a non-POSIX system.
Regarding confusion, these procedures could provide behavior compliant
with the pertinent parts of the Posix standard even when running on host
operating systems that are not fully Posix-compliant.
It might be good for the SRFI to defer to Posix in defining some of the
behavior of these Scheme procedures.
I don't have a strong feeling on this issue. I just want to be clear
that I think it is reasonable to include "posix" in the name, if we
decide that would be helpful.