Subject: Re: mkdir with trailing / (patch proposed)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/29/2002 04:53:40
In article <20020428193403.6D625AC@proven.weird.com>
> Allowing any number of trailing slashes on directory names in all
> positions in all contexts has been a "requirement" of _UNIX_
> compatability since the dawn of UNIX (see John Lions book with the V6
> source and commentary, for example). Not following this history is,
> IMNSHO, a bad thing, regardless of what one standard or another might
> allow us to get away with, and regardless of what other unix-like
> systems do today.
I'm not sure what you mean as "requirement" of _UNIX_ compatability,
but we cannot support all features of lots of ancient systems anyway.
I guess just NetBSD chooses POSIX for standard of UNIX-like OS.