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Re: [PATCH] stpcpy comes from Turbo C [BZ #3629]
- From: DJ Delorie <dj at redhat dot com>
- To: fweimer at redhat dot com (Florian Weimer)
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 12:08:58 -0400
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] stpcpy comes from Turbo C [BZ #3629]
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- References: <20160510075014 dot A743C41C38CF4 at oldenburg dot str dot redhat dot com>
I can confirm it's documented in my Turbo C manual from 1987. There's
no specific information on where they got it from, other than saying
str*() functions _as a group_ are "available on Unix systems."
(and that K&R define strcat() ;)
> This suggests that the previous speculative attribution to MS-DOS
> (sic) was incorrect.
Of course, Turbo C is an MS-DOS compiler :-)
(for a while it was the dominant MS-DOS compiler)