Standards Update, IEEE 1003.4: Real-time Extensions

David Vinayak Wallace gumby at Cygnus.COM
Sat Sep 8 10:08:48 AEST 1990

From: gumby at Cygnus.COM (David Vinayak Wallace)

   Date: 7 Sep 90 15:23:19 GMT
   From: chip at tct.uucp (Chip Salzenberg)
[Most of quoted message deleted.  -mod]

   It is true that other operating systems get along without devices,
   IPC, etc. in their filesystems.  That's fine for them; but it's not
   relevant to Unix.  Unix programming has a history of relying on the
   filesystem to take care of things that other systems handle as special
   cases -- devices, for example....

What defineds `true Unix?'  Don't forget that Multics had all this and
more in the filesystem; this stuff was REMOVED when Unix was written.
Is this `continued development by the creators of Unix' just going
back to what Unix rejected 20 years ago?

Or for a pun for Multics fans: what goes around comes around...

Volume-Number: Volume 21, Number 92

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