[TUHS] dmr note on BSD's sins

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri May 5 09:14:36 AEST 2017

On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 03:59:22PM +0100, Tim Bradshaw wrote:
> On 3 May 2017, at 14:41, Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Along these lines, who said "Cat went to Berkely, came back waving flags."
> And anyone who lived through the SunOS 4 -- SunOS 5 transition will know that some of those Berkeley flags (not specifically for cat, but almost certainly including those for cat) were really quite useful.  I remember spending really a long time finding and building BSD/GNU versions of utilities which actually had the options you needed on early SunOS 5 machines: later on Sun themselves put some of them back.

As someone who was at Sun, loved SunOS 4 and hated Solaris, yup.  Even the
diehard Solaris people like Bryan Cantrill say that they stick /opt/gnu/bin
in their path first.

It boggles my mind that Sun was so strict on being compat with SVR4 and
they knew that everyone hated that.
Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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