[TUHS] Unix APIs: elegant or not?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Nov 1 07:31:25 AEST 2018

On Wed, 31 Oct 2018, Paul Winalski wrote:

> I've always thought that the UNIX file primitives very elegantly adhere 
> to this principle. [...]

Until Berkeley introduced sockets, which has the worst API that I've ever 
seen in Unix-land...

Last place I worked, they had a library that simplified it; the 
application said "I am a server on port NNN" and the client said "I want 
to talk to port NNN on" etc.

I wish I'd "borrowed" that code when I left.

-- Dave

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