[LUNI] LWN: Reports of procmail's death are not terribly exaggerated
maney at two14.net
Tue Nov 30 07:27:29 CST 2010
What code had its last upstream release in 2001 yet is still in regular
use (outside of even older legacy systems)?
What common program's source "has ASCII art with actual direct effects
on the program"?
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To fix that one, I'd have to travel all the way back to the early eighties
and convince the BSD design team to improve the diagnostics abilities of
the Unix kernel in general, and of select(2) in particular. And while I
could certainly do that, I'm worried of the consequences - the BSD vs.
System V split might never have happened, Unix would have ruled the world,
we'd all be programming in awk++, and Bill Gates would be an obscure
patent lawyer that no one had heard of. -- Guido van Rossum
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