One of the great tragedies of the UNIX file system interface is the enshrinement of readdir(), telldir(), seekdir(), etc. family in the POSIX standard...
I keep hearing how POSIX is broken in myriad ways; see for instance the recent discussion about locking at Lennart Poettering's blog.
Maybe we should start keeping a record of all these "Great Tragedies of POSIX". So maybe one day we can do something about it. Or are we really stuck with POSIX for all eternity?
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