[TUHS] FreeBSD retires gets()!
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Nov 27 08:32:07 AEST 2019
On Tue, 26 Nov 2019, Norman Wilson 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.
Interesting... Then again,. you weren't bound by POSIX :-)
> I'm glad to hear some part of the rest of the world is catching up.
The wheels grind slowly...
> 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.
Back in the Usenet days, somebody posted the Cryptobreakers Workbench (?)
which was designed to work with crypt-encrypted files; it's probably still
around somewhere... Fairly easy to break as I recall, because it emulated
a single-rotor Enigma.
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