[TUHS] Cool talk on Unix and Sendmail history, by Eric Allman

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Sat Jul 22 09:39:56 AEST 2023

On Fri, 21 Jul 2023, Larry McVoy wrote:

> I think it was pre-COVID but I had a gathering of systems people at my
> place in the Santa Cruz mountains and Kirk and Eric were there.  I ended
> up talking to Eric for quite a while and what went through my mind was
> "This is so pleasant, I'd hire this guy or happily work for this guy.
> He gets C like I do and likes it like I do".  It really was super
> pleasant to realize I'm not the last guy who wants to use C for
> serious work.
> I suspect we're dinosaurs but we're cut from the same clothe dinosaurs.
> A few pics here, not up to my usual level but whatever:
> http://mcvoy.com/lm/2019-bsd-bbq/

I feel like C is one of the only languages worth using for serious code.

Most of my code is still C.


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