[TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS
clemc at ccc.com
Thu Sep 12 07:44:15 AEST 2019
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 1:52 PM <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> The Pyramid OS used “conditional symlinks” if I recalled to implement
> switching the bin directories.
> The UCLA LOCUS/IBM Transparent Computing Facility switched versions of
> executables by using a “magic” directory that was conditional on the cpu
Right, TCF did that (Bruce built them IIRC).
As I said, I resurrected CSDL's from Masscomp at Locus for TNC which was
more general and lost less intrusive (which is how they landed in Tru64
when we sold the TNC to DEC to become TruClusters and I would join them).
As for CDSL, I had generalized it for LCC from what I did at Masscomp years
FWIW: I still think they are a cute idea and solve a number of problems,
but alas they are no longer ;-)
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