Subject: Re: bugs and/or misfeatures in namei changes
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 05/11/1997 18:32:56
> Being the `sinner' who originally changed the semantics of namei() to
> its current behavior, I'd like to point out that this is the Right
> Way, speaking in terms of POSIX; this also includes cp(1).
> In a nutshell: The current semantics of namei() conform to POSIX
> (which has to be regarded as the right behaviour),
Why is the POSIX way necessarily Right? If POSIX requires this bizarre
behavior of cp, as described by several people, then I think POSIX is
broken badly enough that conformance to this aspect of it is not worth
the damage it requires.
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