[TUHS] History of strncpy

Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com
Thu Jan 24 07:08:53 AEST 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:56:14PM +0000, Michael Spacefalcon wrote:
> Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> > I suspect strcpy arrived with the "portable I/O library", an abomination
> > that eventually evolved into the stdio library and to this day is still
> > stinking up the standard C language.
> What's so bad about stdio?  That's a genuine question - I've never had
> a reason to dislike stdio...

Well, there are little incompats that make cross platform unpleasant.
We (bitkeeper source management guys) gave up and imported the NetBSD
stdio library and ship that.  Which did enable some fun enhancements.
Larry McVoy                lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitkeeper.com

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