POSIX has become outdated

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2017-02-13 22:57:41 UTC at http://OSNews.com

The POSIX standard for APIs was developed over 25 years ago. We explored how applications in Android, OS X, and Ubuntu Linux use these interfaces today and found that weaknesses or deficiencies in POSIX have led to divergence in how modern applications use the POSIX APIs. In this article [http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~vatlidak/resources/POSIXmagazine.pdf], we present our analysis of over a million applications and show how developers have created workarounds to shortcut POSIX and implement functionality missing from POSIX.

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