[TUHS] Pipes in the Third Edition Unix

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Jan 5 10:51:22 AEST 2017


On Wed, 4 Jan 2017, Warren Toomey wrote:

> Interestingly, the pipe manpage says:
> 	SYNOPSIS	sys pipe	/ pipe = 42.; not in assembler
> 
> and I don't quite understand the comment :-) Other manpages with
> the same comment are boot(2), csw(2), fpe(2), kill(2), rele(2), sleep(2),
> sync(2) and times(2). So it's not particular to pipe(2).
> 
> Can anybody help explain the "not in assembler" comment?

As I recall, it means that those symbols are not recognised by the 
assembler, so had to be defined by hand.

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