[TUHS] History of strncpy
Mary Ann Horton
mah at mhorton.net
Thu Jan 24 08:43:10 AEST 2013
While I agree with the other excellent comments in this thread (I just
dig out my document for the original "Portable C Library (on UNIX)",
complete with functions beginning with "C"), I have one small correction.
Variable length file names in directories actually didn't come out until
the Berkeley Fast Filesystem in 4BSD. They were not in V7 or even 3BSD.
> By the time Version 7 rolled around, the variable length directories had also appeared in the filesystem. 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.
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