[Mono-dev] Mono.Posix question

Rob Wilkens robwilkens at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 18:15:21 UTC 2012

On 06/22/2012 01:35 PM, David Schmitt wrote:
> On 2012-06-22 15:35, Rob Wilkens wrote:
>> Do you know where i can find documentation for Mono.Posix?
>> I was looking at the following problem report:
>> https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1970
>> And I saw that
>> Mono.Unix.UnixDirectoryInfo("1").Create(FileAccessPermissions.AllPermissions);
>> Was honoring umask, because that's what the system call for mkdir does.
>> (That is: Create() just calls mkdir with the permissions.) Should it be
>> honoring umask when it creates the directory, or should we, after the
>> call to mkdir, separately set the permissions as part of the Create call
>> (the equivalent of a call to chmod).
> My non-normative feeling is that Mono.*Posix* should also behave
> posixly[1]. So if the reporter want's[1] to chmod after mkdir he
> can[1] do so - as his report aptly demonstrates.
> Best Regards, David
> [1] I don't claim that POSIX was designed for human developers.
> _______________________________________________

That was my feeling as well, just wanted a second opinion since i'm new
here and just a volunteer --- 

This might be my second time (second report) in as many days asking
whether a bug report should be closed and/or marked invalid.  Last time
i asked, it was marked invalid (I asked last night, it was closed
invalid this afternoon).  My opinion is if it's marked as invalid (with
the comment on the bug report i left describing, perhaps, why), that's
one less report to look at when we're filtering through the problems
that remain for actual ones.


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