Subject: Re: On pw_dup(3), and development in general (was: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc)
To: Klaus Klein <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/14/2003 14:04:45
Klaus Klein <> writes:
> I see your point.  However, pw_dup(3) was supposed to support BSD auth
> integration (which was to end up in libutil, and where it belongs
> according to your reasoning), and as a supporting interface it seemed
> to be suited there much better; I expect general use (outside the
> domain of system-wide authentication management and the like), which
> is was libc is for, to be negligible.

Perhaps, but it is a general purpose interface, regardless of what it
is used for. (It is also a very simple interface...)