[TUHS] Code bloat

Nick Downing downing.nick at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 01:26:57 AEST 2017


Interesting, in my 4.3BSD experiments recently I have missed
readline.so a lot, but in my implementation I was thinking of building
it into the kernel or the TTY driver (well actually I was thinking of
making it a filter driver, but that's another story). I thought I was
possibly being a bit of a crank (deliberately swimming against the
current to "prove" the current way of doing things is wrong) but this
paper basically suggests the same thing. That's really encouraging.
And, I often find it really annoying that programs like gdb don't have
readline ability.
cheers, Nick

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 2:09 AM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here you are: http://harmful.cat-v.org/cat-v/unix_prog_design.pdf
>
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:34 AM, Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
>>
>> Anybody have a copy of Rob Pike's "Cat -v considered harmful" paper?
>>
>>
>


More information about the TUHS mailing list