Subject: Re: gets()
To: Shao Ai Wu <m-sw2360@HAPPY.CS.NYU.EDU>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/11/1994 09:49:07
> these should be the good reasons for removing the *broken* gets().
> Removing gets() solves the long term problem, and fits into the
> "budgets" for "laziness", too.  

Loathesome though gets() is, it really ought to stay.  NetBSD will be
taken more seriously if it can honestly claim ANSI C conformance (plus,
it would be awfully nice to one day get "UNIX" branding, assuming (a) that
doesn't turn out to be a sham by Novell, and (b) it doesn't end up costing
as much as a UNIX source license does today...).

On the other hand, "ANSI C conformance" can involve linking with