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Additions are welcome. Send appropriate information to bug-glibc-manual@gnu.org.


Actually, the terminal-specific functions are implemented with IOCTLs on many platforms.


Now you might ask why this information is duplicated. The answer is that we want to make it possible to link directly with these shared objects.


There is a second explanation: we were too lazy to change the Makefiles to allow the generation of shared objects not starting with `lib' but don't tell this to anybody.

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