[PATCH] Add scandirat(3)

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 15:46:00 GMT 2012


On 24/02/2012 13:09, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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...

  'slike a sugar mouse, but bigger.  'scandirat.

    cheers,
      DaveK




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