[TUHS] History of strncpy

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 24 10:37:51 AEST 2013

I don't know about strncpy but strcmp appears (not under that name but 
with identical functionality) in speak.c from 1973ish...

On 1/22/2013 11:03 PM, Nevin Liber wrote:
> On another list I am on, a discussion about the history and purpose of 
> strncpy has arisen.  The only reference I have found to it is 
> <http://lwn.net/Articles/507432/>:
> The original reason for strncpy() was when directory names were 
> limited to 14 chars. The other two bytes contained the inode number. 
> For that particular case, strncpy() worked quite well.
> Is that really the reason it came into being?
> Just a bit curious,
> -- 
>  Nevin ":-)" Liber  <mailto:nevin at eviloverlord.com 
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