[TUHS] speaking of early C compilers

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Oct 28 10:16:36 AEST 2014

Dave Horsfall scripsit:

> Especially when the syscall itself is chdir().  Perhaps "cd" was used for 
> something else at the time?

On the other hand, chdir is conceptually compatible with mkdir and rmdir,
both commands and system calls.  I note that MS-DOS and successors allow
md and rd as alternatives.

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