[TUHS] Any Good dmr Anecdotes?

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Tue Jul 10 16:09:34 AEST 2018

... and then somebody GNUified it. I seem to recall three huge
flamewars in UUCP days: RFS vs NFS, STREAMS (the original) vs sockets,
and getopt

--no -noo --nooo=please --dont-make-me=do-that

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:54 PM,  <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
> Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>> BY the time dmr adds stdio, it was
>> still early enough in the life to displace the randomness for something as
>> important as I/O, whereas lack of use of something.like getopt would not
>> become clearly deficient until after widespread success.
> I think "widespread access" is more like it for getopt.  Getopt dates
> to 1980; it was in System III (I just checked). That's only about two years
> after V7 which was circa 1978.
> Here are the dates:
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 1073 Apr 11  1980 usr/src/lib/libc/pdp11/gen/getopt.c
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 2273 May 16  1980 usr/src/man/man3/getopt.3c
> But the world outside the Bell System didn't have System III. Getopt
> didn't become "popular" until System V or so, and became much easier to
> adopt once Henry Spencer published his public domain rewrite of the code
> and man page.
> Just a nit, (:-)
> Arnold

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