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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-15 12:02:22

Guillaume Melquiond wrote:

>I see the serialization library uses "tmpnam" quite a lot. I don't know
>what the status of this function is on other operating system. But on
>GNU/Linux at least (and I suppose it is the same for any POSIX system), it
>is considered to be bad practice [1]. Such a bad practice that the linker
>ld is especially programed to complain whenever somebody uses this
>function. Moreover, I see that Borland and Microsoft compilers "have
brain->dead tmpnam functions" [2] so a replacement was needed.

>So it may be a good idea to completely remove the function "tmpnam" from
>the Serialization library and use a saner replacement instead. This way,
>the library tests would compile without any complaint from the linker on

I need this functionality to run the tests. What is the best way to go
about it?

Robert Ramey

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