A modern-day seekdir() bug that's older than me

May 15, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Take a gander at Fixing seekdir(), an account of quashing a bug in the BSD directory libraries. This is a very interesting piece of UNIX history, and probably still exists in the most recent versions of Apple's OSX.

My favorite part?

=========================== 4.1 c.1 =======================================
/* Copyright (c) 1982 Regents of the University of California */

That's right — this bug has been lurking since 1982.