[TUHS] History of strncpy

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jan 24 05:59:58 AEST 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM, Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:

> It seems to have happened in the revamping of libc into seperate
> subdirectories.

Tanks Ron - that makes sense.

As I said, there were functions like that in other languages, plus their
was beginning to be a number of library toolkits for C that people were
cons-ing up in that timeframe --> particularly by stripping helper routines
from other programs.   Horton & Joy's termcap and eventually curses came to
live that way.

I just did a little searching of my own code archives and sure enough I
found a file called support.c that has the functions len, copy and comp in
it, which I must have used pre-V7  {code's ugly too - so it was clearly
early C for me - I was still fighting the one-true-brace-style having come
over from SAIL, Algol and BLISS}.

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