[Courses] Re: [C] A clarification on fflush(stderr)

Laurel Fan laurel at sdf.lonestar.org
Thu Aug 8 12:33:13 EST 2002

On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 09:57:53AM -0400, Malcolm-Rannirl wrote:
> man stdio reads, in part:
> "When opened, the standard error stream is not fully buffered; the standard 
> input and output streams are fully buffered if and only if the streams do not 
> to refer to an interactive device."
> Now "not fully buffered" is somewhat unclear and does not seem to mean 
> completely unbuffered, though it might (thus flushing may be appropriate). 
> It's possible it means line buffered (which means fprintf(stderr, "foo\n") 
> would be fine, but fprintf(stderr, ".") would not).

However, if you read man stderr (if you have the same manpages as I
do), it says "The stream stderr is unbuffered".

laurel at sdf.lonestar.org

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