Why use bzero over memset?

I don’t see any reason to prefer bzero over memset.

memset is a standard C function while bzero has never been a C standard function. The rationale is probably because you can achieve exactly the same functionality using memset function.

Now regarding efficiency, compilers like gcc use builtin implementations for memset which switch to a particular implementation when a constant 0 is detected. Same for glibc when builtins are disabled.

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