[PATCH] Add scandirat(3)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 24 13:10:00 GMT 2012

On Feb 21 16:44, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> scandirat(3) was added in glibc-2.15[1] and has supposedly been proposed
> for addition to POSIX.1[2].  Patch attached.
> Yaakov
> [1] http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=blob_plain;f=NEWS
> [2] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.man/2419
> [...]

Is it just me or do others have the same feeling that the function name
is a bit... unfortunate.  When I read this patch proposal the first time
I thought something like "scan-di-rat?  What the heck does *that* mean?

A couple of days later I still tend to pronounce it "scan-di-rat" rather
than "scan-dir-at", and I have serious doubts that I will adapt...


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