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Re: Why isn't there a "copy" function?

by ctilmes (Priest)
on Sep 10, 2004 at 09:03 UTC ( #389999=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why isn't there a "copy" function?

It's a bit like saying "Why doesn't C have a printf() function? It seems to be a trouble to resort to including stdio.h for such a common functionality."

Yes, it is common, that's why it is a Core Module.

(The real answer has already been provided -- Unix heritage.)

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