[TUHS] Were all of you.. Hippies?
clemc at ccc.com
Fri Mar 24 13:53:43 AEST 2017
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> Linux is weird. It's not elegant like the early unix systems, it's
> not as well put together if you look at it through unix glasses (and
> don't get me started on plan 9 glasses). But it is *useful*. They
> favored useful over elegant. I don't think they disliked elegant,
> I suspect that many of us would say they didn't have the good taste
> to do elegant, whatever. It's useful. I'll take that. And it's
> really not that bad. Unless you are grumpy and want a perfect world.
I'll accept that and may be add - it's practical and get the job done.
Not pretty, but damned good for what you get.
That said, I do agree with Ron, it lacks elegance and some of the the
"cool" (like monokernel *vs* ukernel which has always pained me a little).
But useful and practical is hard to argue -- darned glad to have it
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