On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <d...@des.no> wrote:

> Warner Losh <i...@bsdimp.com> writes:
> > It does serve a useful purpose, though, which is why it has endured.
> > If you were to have a man page that said ‘Putc(3) returns …’ then the
> > automated tools (and web links) that find Putc.3 wouldn’t be able to
> since
> > it doesn’t exist.
> Moreover - if FreeBSD were written in Pascal, it might not matter, but
> in C, _exit(2) and _Exit(3) are two different functions.
> (I'm sure there are other examples without a leading underscore)
> (eww, starting a sentence with a non-alphabetic character would be even
> worse...)

3Com was once a very important networking company. 3M still is.

/me duck and runs.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkober...@gmail.com
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