[TUHS] Were all of you.. Hippies?

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Sat Mar 25 03:09:31 AEST 2017


On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 08:30:42AM -0700, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 3/24/17 12:37 AM, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 07:15:13AM +0000, shawn wilson wrote:
> >>
> >> Everything is still a file.
> >
> > Except for your network, of course -- that might have a file interface
> > available... provided by your shell.  Because of course /dev/tcp should
> > be a shell feature.  Why would anyone put that in the kernel?
>
> Who knows? At the time I put that into bash (around 20 years ago, and Korn
> before me), nobody had it in the kernel, and there weren't any signs of
> anyone doing so.
       
That's my point.  It landed in the shell because it was a desired 
feature which was inexplicably never implemented where it "belongs."
Practicality landed it, not systems design.
       
khm



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