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clemc at ccc.com
Tue Oct 17 02:28:23 AEST 2017
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:58 AM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> This question bears on a recent thread about favorite flavors of Unix. My
> favorite flavor is Universal Unix, namely the stuff that just works
> everywhere. That's essentially what K&P is about.
+1 I would add, to me that's what the 'standardization' efforts were
really about as a >>user<<. To settle on the minimum subset needed to the
get the job do and stop adding 'sugar' because you could. The ISVs wanted
to maximize (SPEC1170 et al), but to me 'Universal' was what do I really
need/use every day.
In fact, its why I switch from EMACS to vi early in my UNIX career. Vi
and (ed) were everywhere (K&P style). EMACS was not and if I found a
flavor for that system, it was always 'different.' I could sit down at
anything from MS-DOS to a Cray and stuff worked well enough that I could do
what I needed to do. [I'm not a great fan of "vim" for that reason either
BTW -- I just want the basics to 'be there' and 'be reliable' - do what I
want without me having to rethink].
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