Who invented DOS?

Tom Jennings tomj at wps.com
Fri Mar 4 15:15:23 CST 2005


On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Jim Leonard wrote:

> Tom Jennings wrote:
>> But, throughout all my DOS years I used - as the switch character
>> which told MSDOS to use / as a directory character. In CONFIG.SYS:
>> 
>> SWITCHAR=-
>
> That was barely honored outside of Microsoft-land (and sometimes not even). 
> I would wager that less than 1% of all DOS command-line programs honor 
> SWITCHAR.

Yeah, why use OS services? They just get in the way!




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