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03:04 pm, 5 Jan 04

autoflush

From the school’s newsgroup:
> In many of our favorite programming languages, streams such as standard
> out and standard error will automatically flush without extra intervention
> from you. This is convenient, and saves you the tedium of manually
> flushing the streams after you put stuff into them.
>
> Unfortunately, the urinals in our downstairs restroom here in beautiful
> New Sieg do not autoflush; they require you to manually flush them after
> adding your input. The buffer overrun problems of earlier this quarter
> appear to be patched, however without timely flushing, the buffer still
> gets quite stale, not to mention smelly.
>
> So please flush after use. It’s not only more pleasant for the next
> person, it’s also good style.