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Re: [Bug-gnulib] utime.c patch for the !HAVE_UTIMES_NULL case

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] utime.c patch for the !HAVE_UTIMES_NULL case
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 20:48:33 +0100
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On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:31:28PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:

> I found a reference to Sequent Dynix (maybe 4.x?), which
> I think was based on BSD 4.2.
> Fri 18 Oct 1991 23:29:24  Jim Meyering  (meyering at wombat)
>         * configure: fixed test to detect sequent's strange interpretation
>         of utime(file, NULL).
> As far as I know Dynix isn't in use anymore.

It's still in use.  I even still have access to such a machine.
Naturally I use GNU tools on it because the native ones are
uninspiring.  It wouldn't bother me personally if GNU dropped support
for Dynix, however.

The UK's largest utility company is also using Dynix in a system which
was written and deployed on new hardware in 1999, so I'm not the only
person in the world who still uses it.  I'm not a big fan of Dynix
myself.  Even if Dynix is based on BSD 4.2, it feels quite SYSV-ish.

James Youngman.
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