[TUHS] First appearance of named pipes

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Sun Mar 8 23:25:16 AEST 2020

Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Larry,
> > Did Plan 9 make it sane?  If so, care to say how or point me at something
> > like Masscomp's introduction to network programming?
> There's Plan 9's dial(2) and friends.
> http://man.cat-v.org/plan_9/2/dial
> The ctl file of a connection takes commands like ‘hangup’.
> http://man.cat-v.org/plan_9/3/ip
> The idea of dial() just doing the right thing lives on with Go's
> https://golang.org/pkg/net/#pkg-overview
> -- 
> Cheers, Ralph.

But more than that is that all files are served via the 9P protocol,
even local ones.

This is a great intro to Plan 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m3GuoaxRNM

Just over an hour and a quarter, but well worth the time.


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