Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Tue Sep 13 07:39:46 AEST 2016

> Interesting, but then nobody did run a modern shell on one of these machines or
> everybody did type slowly, so the character lossage problem did not occur.

I'm afraid I don't get the point, apparently something about the
relative performance of stream- and non-stream tty drivers. How
do shells get into the act? And didn't uucp, which was certainly
not a slow typist, appear like any dial-up connection and thus
use /dev/ttyxx? (I cannot recollect, though, when dial-up uucp
finally ceased.)


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