Subject: Re: old cp not compatible with current namei()
To: Graham, James <James.Graham@Schwab.COM>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/19/1997 22:00:05
On Mon, 19 May 1997 09:11:10 -0700
 "Graham, James" <James.Graham@Schwab.COM> wrote:

> Looking at what was/is going on, this smells of hackery of the
> most offensive kind.

So? Now that it's clear that cp(1) previously depended on the
non-standard behavior of the old namei() to work "correctly"
in this case, and, as a glance at the code reveals rather quickly,
was coded with this in maind, I'd rather call _that_ hackery. 

> To quote a phrase,
> 	"Was this trip _really_ necessary?"

With two of NetBSD's goals (interoperability, conformance to
reasonable standards) in mind:  yes.