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UNIX Library Functions

The UNIX system provides a large number of C functions as libraries. Some of these implement frequently used operations, while others are very specialised in their application.

Wise programmers will check whether a library function is available to perform a task before writing their own version. This will reduce program development time. The library functions have been tested, so they are more likely to be correct than any function which the programmer might write. This will save time when debugging the program.



January 1995