Subject: Re: wierd behaviour of mkdir(2)
To: Yoav Cohen-Sivan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/19/2000 23:13:53
[ On Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 23:55:08 (+0200), Bert Driehuis wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: wierd behaviour of mkdir(2)
> It is an old debate that has no Posixly correct answer, if I recall
> right. It is very counterintuitive to allow mkdir to implicitly descend
> into the directory it is about to create, and the only reason this
> practice is so widespread is that historically System V allowed this
> (due to a bug in their namei implementation, to add insult to injury).
NO! Not a bug -- a very explict design *feature* that's been there
since at least v6, if not before! UTSL!
Greg A. Woods
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