[TUHS] FreeBSD retires gets()!

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Wed Nov 27 08:31:29 AEST 2019

I have managed to forget most of my C issues, but "does it gobble the
\n or does it leave the \n" sticks, because gets() was bound into it,
and because Python perpetuates it in line-mode reading.

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM Norman Wilson <norman at oclsc.org> wrote:
> We retired gets from Research UNIX back in 1984 or perhaps
> earlier, with no serious pain because replacing it wasn't
> hard and everybody agreed with the reason.
> I'm glad to hear some part of the rest of the world is
> catching up.
> We also decided to retire the old Enigma-derived crypt(1),
> except we didn't want to throw it out entirely in case
> someone had an old encrypted file and wanted the contents
> back.  So it was removed from the manual and the binary
> moved to /usr/games.
> Norman Wilson
> Toronto ON

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