[TUHS] Re {TUHS} Synchronous vs Asynchronous IO in Unix

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sun Sep 27 02:39:34 AEST 2015

Dave Horsfall scripsit:

> Dang it; you're making me learn a new language!

I read the paper when it was last mentioned on the list, and it's indeed
impressive: more like awk than perl, except in a few particulars.

>               Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Someone asked me once how I dared to use the .sig below.  I replied
that I come from New Jersey, where the very hero sandwiches in kids'
school lunches are made from shoggoth meat, and I now live in NYC,
where the banks foreclosed on sunken R'lyeh.  They're probably going
for a controlling interest in blue-litten K'nyan, red-litten Yoth, and
Black N'kai even now.  Gotta diversify in these degenerate days, y'know.

(About the name: Abdul al-Hazred is an ill-formed expression in Arabic,
having two definite articles in a row.  Correcting it to Abdullah
al-Hazred, which inserts the Divine Name between the articles, gives
the reasonable Arabic name -- or more likely, alias -- "servant of God
the Forbidden".  IRL it's an exoticized version of Hazard, the surname
of some of Lovecraft's ancestors.)

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi.
                --Abdullah al-Hazred, Al-`Azif

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