DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2007-06
Re: _Exit() function
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
_Exit exists as well for C99, but it is irrelevant to mention
as the POSIX standard has already _exit and that should be
used in portable code instead.
Hmm, I disagree.
The manual pages are the system reference and therefore should neutrally
document the system, regardless of the feature's obscurity,
deprecatedness or non-portability (which can in turn be documented, of
It might be irrelevant but the manual is not the place where this line
should be drawn. In the ideal world, all stuff would be added or removed
along with its documentation.
If it's in libc (as is the case with _Exit()), it certainly should be
mentioned in a manual page.