The #libc is certainly not a good guide:
- Buffer overruns are not ruled out by design: gets, sscanf etc.
- Interface inconsistencies: gets vs fgets, fgets vs fscanf (note the position of the file stream parameter)
- Bad interfaces like that of getchar() whose return code can be a character or an error code
- Particularly bad buffering system which – ignores the block structure of underlying file systems, and – does not support bidirectional buffering
- No provisions exist such that independent libraries can cooperate with each other in – signal handling, – setting up alarms, and – tracking childs.
(Please note that I do not want to bash Ritchie, Kernighan etc. The libc is #history and should be taken as such… It is time to abandon #C and the libc and it does not help to place other systems on top of this historic relic.) #programming-languages http://groups.google.am/group/comp.lang.oberon/browse_thread/thread/ffe11b45037375e0/e8b65d37114d4931?hl=hy&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=andreas+borchert+c+interfaces#e8b65d37114d4931