C programming question

Peter L. Peres plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at public.gmane.org
Wed Dec 24 20:48:33 UTC 2003

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003, John Wildberger wrote:

> On December 24, 2003 03:47 am, Peter L. Peres wrote:
> > Yes, you are right, up to a point. The manpages do not intend to tech you
> > anything, they remind the programmer of all the details. For learning, use
> > a book about programming or tutorials.
> The man mmap consists of 192 lines.
> Your sample code has 8 lines. It makes all the difference between useful and
> useless. Why cannot the good people who write these man pages not include

Er, I wrote the code as an example against the manual page, *using* the
manual page. I do not use mmap often (in fact, I avoid it). So much for
gems (untested too).

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