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IEEE Standards Interpretation for IEEE Std 1003.1™-1990 IEEE Standard for Information Technology--Portable Operating System Interfaces (POSIX®)

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Interpretation Request #127
Topic:
1003.1q Relevant Sections: Section 21 line 1307 ... 1326 PASC

These lines appear to be copied from lines 1022 ... 1043 without modification. These lines refer to an incorrect function and to an incorrect argument name: References of function: posix_trace_trid_eventid_open on lines 1307 and 1317 Should be: posix_trace_eventid_open References of argument: event on lines 1310 and 1320 Should be: event_id

Interpretation Response
This is a defect in the standard, since the description of the posix_trace_eventid_open() function does not describe that function, and in fact that function is not described. Forward to sponsor with recommendation to replace "posix_trace_trid_eventid_open()" on lines 1307 and 1317 with "posix_trace_eventid_open()"; and replace "event" on lines 1310 and 1320 with "event_id".

Rationale for Interpretation
Francois Riche's response follows: This is perfectly right, it looks like a bad cut and paste from referenced lines. So I propose to adopt the proposed changes. For lines 1307 and 1317, change name of function from posix_trace_trid_eventid_open to posix_trace_eventid_open For lines 1310 and 1320, change name of argument from event to event_id.

Notes to the Project Editor (not part of this interpretation)
XSH D5: @ page 1442 line 30252,30255,30260,30263 section posix_trace_event() objection Problem: This descriptive text for posix_trace_eventid_open() uses the wrong function name and one wrong argument name. Action: Replace "posix_trace_trid_eventid_open() on lines 30253 and 30260 with "posix_trace_eventid_open()". Replace "event" on lines 30255 and 30263 with "event_id". Forwarded to Interpretations Group: 27 Feb 2001 Proposed resolution: 21 March 2001 Finalized: April 5 2001