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Thu Jul 14 15:43:23 CDT 2016
>> [...] VMS [...]
> What I've read about VMS makes me think the networking was
For its time, certainly. Even today, there are a few things a DECnet
stack does better than an IP stack.
> But having used VMS (as a student), the command line *sucked* (except
> for the help facility---that blows the Unix man command out of the
I'm not sure I agree. The VMS command line I used sucked, but so did
Unix shells of the time, and in many of the same ways.
As for VMS HELP, I don't think the tool is all that much better; what
is _much_ better is the documentation it contains. DEC documentation
of the VMS era was _awesome_. Even today I rarely see it equaled,
never mind bettered, in many ways.
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