Article on first edition UNIX in IEEE Annals of the History of
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Aug 29 13:27:34 CDT 2010
> Interesting read! Fun statement I noticed, with respect to the
> "factory faults" thread that is ongoing:
> "Should bugs or faults found in the leg- acy software be fixed, or
> should the envi- ronment be modified to work around the problem?" (p.
Why not both :-). Seriously, the big differnece (here) between hardware
and software is that the latter can be trivially 'cloned', the former
I can't easily make a copy of the video board in my HP terminal so I can
have one with the factory fault and one without. But with software, you
can (and inneed _muts_) prxerve a copy in the original state (which would
imply having to modify the environment to ru nit if there are bugs), and
also try to work out fixes to be applied to another copy.
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