[TUHS] History of strncpy

Tom Ivar Helbekkmo tih at hamartun.priv.no
Fri Jan 25 04:31:57 AEST 2013

Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> writes:

> Ah yes, VAX C.  You're right about that one.  It had a completing
> different internal implementation of the FILE struct.  While I
> supervised a team of VAX VMS programmers, that's one of the platforms
> I never dabbled in directly.

I ported C-TeX to VAX/VMS many years ago, and got a huge performance
increase when I swapped the built-in FILE interface to RMS stream files
for one I wrote myself, which explicitly did block I/O on RMS binary
files instead.  That was a fun project.  :)

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart
you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.  -Richard Feynman

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