On Mon, 27 Oct 2014, Noel Chiappa wrote:
opposed to spelling creat() with an "e"?
Actually, that one never bothered me at all!
It still annoys me, and it lives on in O_CREAT. Then again, I once got
annoyed with TBL's use of "center" [sic], and promptly implemented
"centre" as well.
I tended to be more annoyed by _extra_ characters;
e.g. the fact that
'change directory' was (in standard V6) "chdir" (as opposed to just
plain "cd") I found far more irritating! Why make that one _five_
characters, when most common commands are two?! (cc, ld, mv, rm, cp,
etc, etc, etc...)
Especially when the syscall itself is chdir(). Perhaps "cd" was used for
something else at the time?
Dave Horsfall (VK2KFU) "Bliss is a MacBook with a FreeBSD server."
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