BitKeeper licence critic

Marcus Brinkmann marcus at
Tue Mar 19 13:55:35 UTC 2002

On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 09:28:11AM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >If you have a system when there isn't a limit on the path and PATH_MAX
> >doesn't exist, realpath() doesn't work correctly then. You've no way
> >to be sure the buffer doesn't overflow, it's even a security risk.
> If PATH_MAX does not exist, then pathconf() must work to return the needed
> value.

Yes, it returns -1 on the Hurd, as it should.

I have never seen a non-GNU program that does deal with this correctly,
except the examples in Stevens.


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