[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Charles Anthony charles.unix.pro at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 10:51:09 AEST 2017

On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Bakul Shah wrote:
>> There are just a few potential users of /proc and they were already using
>>> other facilities. plus /proc is an optional facility. All this conspired to
>>> make /proc less useful in FreeBSD. Unused code is in danger of being
>>> garbage collected in FreeBSD :-)
>> Whatever happened to the Unix philosophy of everything looking like a
>> file? Adding more system calls is the Windoze (or perhaps Penguin) way of
>> doing things.
> I once thought of trying to develop an OS where not only was everything a
> file, but programs were in effect functions that could be chained together.
> Then decided it was too radical.

You were reinventing Multics.

-- Charles
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