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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro [was Re: Coding style - a non-issue]
On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 07:38:42PM +0100, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> > Amen to that. STREAMS would be one of the strongest arguments in favor
> > of Linus' theory that evolution takes care of it. STREAMS were done at
> > Sun by some "architects" who thought they would be better than sockets.
>
> Wasn't Dennis Ritchie one of the "architects" of STREAMS at Bell Labs?
>
> A Stream Input-Output System : AT&T Bell Laboratories Technical Journal
> 63, No. 8 Part 2 (October, 1984)

Dennis wrote something called "streams" not be confused with "STREAMS".
He was trying to provide a more flexible mechanism for tty line
disciplines. The Sys III guys grabbed it and decided to promote it as
a networking infrastructure, because System III et al did not have
networking. Dennis doesn't like the result any better than any of us.
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