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    Posix functions and Windows

    I've read that POSIX is deprecated in Windows 8 and will be completely removed from the next release.Are all C functions Posix functions so none of C functions will work,or will only the Posix functions in libraries


    cpio.h dirent.h fcntl.h grp.h pwd.h
    sys/stat.h sys/times.h sys/types.h sys/utsname.h sys/wait.h
    tar.h termios.h unistd.h utime.h


    not work on Windows?
    Last edited by AwArEnEsS; August 30th, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

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    Re: Posix functions and Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by AwArEnEsS View Post
    I've read that POSIX is deprecated in Windows 8 and will be completely removed from the next release.Are all C functions Posix functions so none of C functions will work,or will only the Posix functions in libraries


    cpio.h dirent.h fcntl.h grp.h pwd.h
    sys/stat.h sys/times.h sys/types.h sys/utsname.h sys/wait.h
    tar.h termios.h unistd.h utime.h


    not work on Windows?
    There is a difference between a library or set of source code, regardless of what it does, and an operating system. The two are not the same.

    Nothing stops a developer from creating a 'C' library that has implemented POSIX functions by wrapping the Windows API calls with a POSIX compliant interface. So your question doesn't really make a lot of sense since you're equating an operating system with C code.

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie
    Last edited by Paul McKenzie; September 1st, 2013 at 02:30 AM.

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    Re: Posix functions and Windows

    Thanks for your answer.

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