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2018-09-16fix null pointer subtraction and comparison in stdioRich Felker-1/+1
morally, for null pointers a and b, a-b, a<b, and a>b should all be defined as 0; however, C does not define any of them. the stdio implementation makes heavy use of such pointer comparison and subtraction for buffer logic, and also uses null pos/base/end pointers to indicate that the FILE is not in the corresponding (read or write) mode ready for accesses through the buffer. all of the comparisons are fixed trivially by using != in place of the relational operators, since the opposite relation (e.g. pos>end) is logically impossible. the subtractions have been reviewed to check that they are conditional the stream being in the appropriate reading- or writing-through-buffer mode, with checks added where needed. in fgets and getdelim, the checks added should improve performance for unbuffered streams by avoiding a do-nothing call to memchr, and should be negligible for buffered streams.
2018-02-24consistently return number of bytes read from stdio read backendRich Felker-1/+1
the stdio FILE read backend's return type is size_t, not ssize_t, and all of the special (non-fd-backed) FILE types already return the number of bytes read (zero) on error or eof. only __stdio_read leaked a syscall error return into its return value. fread had a workaround for this behavior going all the way back to the original check-in. remove the workaround since it's no longer needed.
2016-02-10fix return value for fread/fwrite when size argument is 0Rich Felker-0/+1
when the size argument was zero but nmemb was nonzero, these functions were returning nmemb, despite no data having been written. conceptually this is not wrong, but the standard requires a return value of zero in this case.
2014-09-04fix multiple stdio functions' behavior on zero-length operationsRich Felker-3/+2
previously, fgets, fputs, fread, and fwrite completely omitted locking and access to the FILE object when their arguments yielded a zero length read or write operation independent of the FILE state. this optimization was invalid; it wrongly skipped marking the stream as byte-oriented (a C conformance bug) and exposed observably missing synchronization (a POSIX conformance bug) where one of these functions could wrongly complete despite another thread provably holding the lock.
2012-11-08clean up stdio_impl.hRich Felker-0/+1
this header evolved to facilitate the extremely lazy practice of omitting explicit includes of the necessary headers in individual stdio source files; not only was this sloppy, but it also increased build time. now, stdio_impl.h is only including the headers it needs for its own use; any further headers needed by source files are included directly where needed.
2012-09-06use restrict everywhere it's required by c99 and/or posix 2008Rich Felker-1/+1
to deal with the fact that the public headers may be used with pre-c99 compilers, __restrict is used in place of restrict, and defined appropriately for any supported compiler. we also avoid the form [restrict] since older versions of gcc rejected it due to a bug in the original c99 standard, and instead use the form *restrict.
2011-07-16fix logic error in freadRich Felker-6/+1
fread was calling f->read without checking that the file was in reading mode. this could: 1. crash, if f->read was a null pointer 2. cause unwanted blocking on a terminal already at eof 3. allow reading on a write-only file
2011-03-28major stdio overhaul, using readv/writev, plus other changesRich Felker-15/+8
the biggest change in this commit is that stdio now uses readv to fill the caller's buffer and the FILE buffer with a single syscall, and likewise writev to flush the FILE buffer and write out the caller's buffer in a single syscall. making this change required fundamental architectural changes to stdio, so i also made a number of other improvements in the process: - the implementation no longer assumes that further io will fail following errors, and no longer blocks io when the error flag is set (though the latter could easily be changed back if desired) - unbuffered mode is no longer implemented as a one-byte buffer. as a consequence, scanf unreading has to use ungetc, to the unget buffer has been enlarged to hold at least 2 wide characters. - the FILE structure has been rearranged to maintain the locations of the fields that might be used in glibc getc/putc type macros, while shrinking the structure to save some space. - error cases for fflush, fseek, etc. should be more correct. - library-internal macros are used for getc_unlocked and putc_unlocked now, eliminating some ugly code duplication. __uflow and __overflow are no longer used anywhere but these macros. switch to read or write mode is also separated so the code can be better shared, e.g. with ungetc. - lots of other small things.
2011-02-12initial check-in, version 0.5.0v0.5.0Rich Felker-0/+49