Subject: Re: sys/dir.h vs. sys/dirent.h (and PR kern/2138)
To: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/27/1996 22:57:00
>    sys/dir.h is an old bsd interface.  dirent.h is the posix one.  i
>    think the change is worthwhile.
> Huh?  Breaking compatibility with old software is usually not a good
> thing.  Is there a *good* reason to do this?

Huh?  The proposal/suggestion was to eliminate use of <sys/dir.h> from
the kernel.  I didn't hear anybody suggest removing the file.  It
could (perhaps should) be solely a compatibility interface.