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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 #103
Topic:
posix_spawn Relevant Sections: 3.1.6 PASC

1003.1d, Section 3.1.6.2 (d14,p22,l368-370) omits to say when the change of default signal behavior takes place.

Add to step 2, after signal mask, "signal default actions"

Interpretation Response
The standard does not speak to this issue, and as such no conformance distinction can be made between alternative implementations based on this. This is being referred to the sponsor.

Rationale for Interpretation
This appears to be an omission.

Notes to Project Editor (not part of this interpretation)
The 1003.1 revision should accept the solution proposed in section 11 above. Forwarded to Interpretations group: 21 May 2000 Proposed resolution: 28 May 2000 Finalized Interpretation: 25 July 2000