Subject: Re: old cp not compatible with current namei()
To: Graham, James <James.Graham@Schwab.COM>
From: Klaus Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.