Thursday, May 26, 2016

enquire.c

Hey, look what I've found in the archives of comp.sources.misc!

Enquire: Everything you wanted to know about your C Compiler and Machine, but didn't know who to ask

One day Richard Stallman passed by, and mentioned that they needed such a program for GCC.

http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/enquire.html

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Creative Marketing

From Stevens' Portals in 4.4BSD paper:

"Ideas similar to portals have appeared in numerous operating systems over the past decade.

The 4.2BSD manual [Joy et al. 1983] defined the portal system call, with seven arguments, and a footnote that it was not implemented in 4.2BSD."

On a side note: what a beautiful idea Portals was. It's a shame that Linux has never caught up with BSD on it.