Crowding out OpenBSD
Posted Nov 15, 2012 3:06 UTC (Thu) by nix
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I really appreciate the nice sockets API we got from the BSDs
What? It's half-baked and non-Unixy, as ugly in its way as SysVIPC and for many of the same reasons, right down to implementing new read and write primitives for non-stream transports (though at least the stream transports use read() and write() like everyone else, the sole good decision in the whole sorry mess). Something properly filesystem-backed would be much more the Unix Way(TM). As in so many other areas, Plan 9 got this right.
IMNSHO, of course.
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