[TUHS] Were all of you.. Hippies?

Steve Simon steve at quintile.net
Mon Mar 27 04:35:34 AEST 2017

> On 26 Mar 2017, at 17:40, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 09:26:00AM -0700, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
>> P.S.  A fun example of the simplicity of the
>> plan9 network API is this implementation of rlogin:
>> http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sources/contrib/rsc/rlogin
> So while that is really neat, I personally think that's part of why Plan 9
> didn't take off.  It's too clever, at least for me.  I know the rlogin
> code pretty well and if you showed me that code and asked me what it was,
> without the comments, I don't think I would have put it together.  On
> the other hand, show me the C code and I'd be able to figure it out.
> It's perhaps because I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I really
> like how blindingly obvious a lot of the original Unix code was.  Not saying
> it was all that way, but a ton of it was sort of what you would imagine it
> to be before you saw it.  Which means I understood it and could bugfix it.
> -- 
> ---
> Larry McVoy                     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

perhaps that was a rather extreme example, you can write rlogin in shell script, but con(1) is more typical - in C.


perhaps this is closer to what you would expect.

The network stuff is all wrapped up in the dial(2) library func, but note rawon and rawoff are pretty neat.


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