[TUHS] run commands at login in v6 and stty

markus schnalke meillo at marmaro.de
Tue Mar 1 07:25:25 AEST 2022


[2022-02-28 14:25] Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com>
> 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 reasonĀ 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.

... and I am very happy that I found my way into a different feedback
loop, called Unix philosophy ... with sources meant to be read, great
documentation, and books that actually feature real life code (already
a thing by itself) but also that the production code is on the same
``acts as a good example'' level.

If programmers have never experienced such wonderful worlds -- how
poor their programming lifes must be!


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