> no fread or fwrite, only mmap()
Multician spotted.

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@niconiconi @astrid funny thing that I realized recently. Apparently fread() won't return partial reads, unlike read().

the mmap thing seems kinda painful though, I would rather use something like

@MisakaMikoto @astrid The mmap thing from Multics is an interesting idea nevertheless. If Unix is "everything is a file", then Multics is "everything (files, data, code) is a memory segment". Shared objects and dynamic linking naturally arises from such a design, baked into the heart of the architecture. Unlike Unix, which feels more like an optimization.

@MisakaMikoto @niconiconi @astrid this is because C stdio exposes the same semantics everywhere over the raw syscall. on unix they're easily conflated because C stdio does little magic on unix, whereas it does on other platforms (newline conv on windows, text encoding on mainframes, etc.) except on unix, fread protects you from PC lusering

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> fread protects you from PC lusering
Ha! Best one-line summary ever.

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