strangest systems I've sent email from
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Thu Apr 28 11:13:00 CDT 2016
On 28/04/2016 16:54, Brian L. Stuart wrote:
> On Thu, 4/28/16, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Oh, yes, indeed! I have a Plan 9 VM, and I intend to try it on my Pi.
>> But it's had relatively little impact on mainstream Unix.
> I would agree, given the qualification "relatively." There are several
> things that have made their way from the late research UNIX editions
> and Plan 9 to the mainstream UNIX world. The unfortunate part is that
> they're little bits and pieces and as a result miss the major advantages
> by not bringing in the big picture. For example, the proc file system
> that most UNIXs have today was originally in either 9th or 10th edition
> and is a central part of the design of Plan 9. The _clone() system call
> that now underlies good old fork() in Linux is basically the Plan 9
> rfork() call. Several UNIXs are starting to graft in per-process name
> spaces. There are also a number of research systems that are bringing
> in a lot of Plan 9 influence. The only one whose name comes to
> mind at the moment, though, is Akaros.
How about morse by a key made in 1898 . Then cw to ascii serial
converter and normal program input after that.
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