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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:05:01 +0100
From: Joakim Sindholt <>
Subject: Re: Enforcing expected ordering of operations on stdout,
 stdin, and stderr

On Wed, 2016-02-10 at 16:49 -0500, Max Ruttenberg wrote:
> All,
> I guess my question is more easily asked through an example. If I have
> code that makes a call to puts and then a call to getchar, what
> mechanism enforces that stdout gets flushed before blocking for stdin?
> Is there a such a mechanism? My gut says yes but I haven't been able
> to pinpoint it. 
> Thanks,
> Max


This is more of a basic C thing than a libc ml thing. You should
consider picking up a copy of The C Programming Language by Kernighan
and Ritchie. It will explain all of this.

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