'exit(1);' considered useless (slight flame)

Dave Decot decot at cwruecmp.UUCP
Wed Feb 8 08:19:33 AEST 1984

Perror() is not good because it discourages specific messages.  The shells
should say:

    % file
    file: data; not executable
    file: program not executable by you

instead of

    % file
    file: permission denied

Also, why do we get:

    % cd /user/bin
    /user/bin: No such file or directory

when the argument to cd is never supposed to be a file?  Somebody used
the convenient perror() instead of writing a specific message.

Dave Decot		 "Non-Americans are people, too."
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