[TUHS] fork (Re: Systematic approach to command-line interfaces

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 10:59:12 AEST 2021

> On Aug 2, 2021, at 5:20 PM, Bakul Shah <bakul at iitbombay.org> wrote:
> On Aug 2, 2021, at 2:25 PM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Fork has served us well for more than five decades; I've got no argument with that. However, should we never question whether it continues to be the right, or best, abstraction as the environment around it continues to evolve?
> An os with no fork() can be used to reimplement fork() for backward 
> compatibility. You will anyway need all the things fork() used to do
> in this brave new world.

Oh man, now I’m having flashbacks to early Cygwin and what was that, DJGPP for OS/2?

Well, I picked a lousy week to give up sniffing glue anyway.


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