[TUHS] cat -v and other complaints

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Fri Sep 7 06:02:06 AEST 2018

ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:34 AM Andy Kosela <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:
> > When Plan 9 was created in the mid-late 80s exactly those ideas
> > circulated.  Nothing comes from nothing, everything has its historical
> > context.  In the late 80s in order to "innovate" it was natural to think
> > that abandoning text terminals is a "progress".
> >
> >
> I don't get the sense, from reading this, that you have ever used Plan 9
> for serious work, or indeed done more than see or run a demo. I'm keeping
> this short because this is TUHS, not T9HS. But your characterization of
> Plan 9 is just wrong.

I understand that we are drifting a bit off-topic here, but for the sake
of all reading it, it probably would be relevant to at least offer some
more explanation of your point.  Saying 'you are wrong' is not very
informative.  I still think that you just misinterpret my words though.

One still cannot ignore the fact that Unix and Plan 9 offer two
completely different approaches to displaying text.  I think it also
would not be very productive nor it was intended to use Plan 9 without
mouse and rio(1).

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