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  What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   C Nitpick: exec* are not part of the language
Date:   2003-05-13 15:10:45
From:   anonymous2
The exec* family of functions aren't part of the C standard library. They're part of the Unix system library (which is named differently on each platform...). Your beef in this case is with Unix, not the C language.
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  • C Nitpick: exec* are not part of the language
    2003-05-13 15:40:30  chromatic | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Good point, thank you. An earlier version of the article mentioned sprintf, snprintf, and friends, but one of the reviewers gave me a good mnemonic to remember them and pointed out exec* and friends, which are harder to remember.

    I'm not sure I can make a clear mental separation between C and Unix, though. :)