Standards Update, IEEE 1003.4: Real-time Extensions

Peter da Silva peter at
Sun Sep 9 01:27:10 AEST 1990

From: peter at (Peter da Silva)

Other operating systems have learned from UNIX in this respect, in fact!

AmigaOS puts all manner of interesting things in the file name space,
including pipes (PIPE:name), windows (CON:Left/Top/Width/Height/Title/Flags),
and the environment (ENV:varname). Other things have been left out but are
being filled in by users (it's relatively easy to wite device handlers on
AmigaOS). There are some really odd things like PATH:. This can be opened
as a file and looks like a list of directory names, or used as a directory
in which case it looks like the concatenation of all the named directories.
Peter da Silva.   `-_-'
+1 713 274 5180.   'U`
peter at

Volume-Number: Volume 21, Number 93

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