[TUHS] dmr note on BSD's sins
dds at aueb.gr
Wed May 3 06:28:25 AEST 2017
On 02/05/2017 19:11, Steve Johnson wrote:
> I recall a paper Dennis wrote (maybe more like a note) that was titled
> echo -c considered harmful
> (I think it was -c). It decried the tendency, now completely out of
> control, for everybody and their dog to piddle on perfectly good code
> just because it's "open".
There's definitely Rob Pike's talk "UNIX Style, or cat -v Considered
Harmful", which he delivered at the 1983 Usenix Association Conference
and Software Tools USers Group Summer Conference. Unfortunately, I
can't find it online. It's interesting that the talk's date is now
closer to the birth of Unix than to the present.
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