[TUHS] Systematic approach to command-line interfaces

Douglas McIlroy douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Wed Aug 4 05:12:48 AEST 2021

> Go gets us part of the way there, but cross-machine messaging is still a mess.

Shed a tear for Plan 9 (Pike yet again). While many of its secondary
innovations have been stuffed into Linux; its animating
principle--transparently distributable computing--could not overcome
the enormous inertia of installed BSD-model systems.


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