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An interesting look at how Unix got started. The oral history of Unix site [ https://www.princeton.edu/~hos/Mahoney/unixhistory ] is definitely worth a look for a more personal look at the peopl
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Reading an article and it casually mentions OpenBSD still uses CVS as its SCM. Yep! Wow! BUt it does have a GitHub mirror. #programming #unix https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/

I quite like that they haven't changed it since it seems to work fine. I don't think git is the best that could be done and https://pijul.com/ looks rather interesting in comparison.

Never heard of it. Looks interesting

@Hank Gyes, I use RCS quite a lot.
It is very useful for things like config files, because you keep the versioning repo locally, in the same directory.

See https://box.matto.nl/rcs.html
(shameless plug)



Really neat tour of creation of UNIX pipes and how that eureka moment marks the tipping point that led to everyone thinking about the "UNIX philosophy" #history #retrocomputing #unix

FTA: "...He didn’t do exactly what I had proposed for the pipe system call; he invented a slightly better one..."

That right there sums up what excellent teams do.

@Richard Healy Amen to that! I thought the exact some thing when I read it!

Once I started getting the idea of functional programming, I came upon an article that I thought was fascinating about how pipes implement a call structure that's very similar to what you use in FP, except you have to think of it in postfix terms, rather than prefix terms: Rather than data flowing from right to left, it flows from left to right, with the output of the command from the left becoming the input to the command on its right.

I've tried looking for the article, because the idea of integrating a language into an operating system context (á la Smalltalk) intrigued me, and I've wanted to tell people who are interested in FP or Linux about it, but I've been unable to find it again. :(



Wow this is a neat find! #retrocomputing #unix #sparc #sparcbook http://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2019/3/14_SPARCbook_3000ST_-_The_coolest_90s_laptop.html
#retrocomputing #unix #sparc #sparcbook retrocomputing

Get Sparcbook, install Doom. Of course!

The perfect use for it