[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Tue Jan 26 02:04:30 AEST 2021

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 10:55:34AM -0500, Richard Salz wrote:
> Osterhout's Tk was beyond amazing. 

Still is, really.  So far as I know, nobody has come up with anything better.

> It had no XDR because it was "reader makes it right" and datatypes
> were tagged. 

That's the first I've heard of that and I really like it.  Most of the
time, you are on a network of machines that are the same, so why have
a network byte order, reader makes it right will just work.  Neat.


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