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SubjectRe: devfs
On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 1998 jalvo@cloud9.net (John G. Alvord) wrote:
>
> > >/dev/disk/sd.h0.c0/i3.d0.p1????
>
> > The use of letters like h and d is rather English-centric for the exact
> > physical name. A pure dot/dash/underline separated physical name
> > would require less to explain for non-Englishspeakers.
>
> And "/dev/disk" isn't english-centric? What does "/dev" mean for all
> those non-English-speakers? Does "sd" not stand for "SCSI Disk"?
> I think this reasoning is suspect.

No, it isn't. (ok, IMHO :)

Translating a word is easy, I read it, I get the meaning.

But guessing, as a non-native-English-speaking person, what word a letter
might stand for is nowhere near being intuitive. Put dots in between or
nothing and all. And write a nice manpage.

Thanks.

> --Scott

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