[TUHS] run commands at login in v6 and stty

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 05:25:39 AEST 2022

On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 1:47 PM Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]

Oops, I forgot to mention something. I imagine a lot of readers of this
list are familiar with this paper, but for those that aren't, this


On a personal note, when I was learning to write C for Unix, I read a lot
of open source code to see how to do it. So much of it was riddled with
complex #ifdefs that I kind of got the impression that that was how things
were _supposed_ to be written. Then I read the Spencer/Collyer paper, and
modified some program that I'd written to use abstract interfaces; it was
so much easier to reason about that I was kind of shocked that others
didn't do the same.

I suppose the point is that many programmers learn by copying what has come
before. However, so much of what's out there is a poor example of how to do
things; we're stuck with a feedback loop of poor design.

        - Dan C.
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