WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-50
Topic: autowrite, aw (part 2)

This is an approved interpretation of 9945-2:1993.


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:			autowrite, aw (part 2)
	Relevant Sections:
	Classification:		Ambiguous

Defect Report:

Reference: Page 536, Section, "autowrite, aw"

Was it the intent of the POSIX 9945-2 standard to change historic
practice by requiring that the file be written back if it had ever
been modified, or to match historic practice of only writing the
file back if it had been modified since it was last written out?

(Keith Bostic			bostic@cs.berkeley.edu)

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993 
        The standard is unclear on this issue, and no conformance
        distinction can be made between alternative implementations
        based on this.  This is being referred to the sponsor.

        The standard does not define what modified means.

        Concerns about the wording of this part of the standard have
        been forwarded to the sponsor.

Rationale for Interpretation: