Xah Lee's Unixism

John W. Kennedy jwkenne at attglobal.net
Tue Aug 31 16:26:03 CEST 2004

Andre Majorel wrote:
> On 2004-08-31, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSW.Invalid> wrote:
>>On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:12:55 +0000 (UTC) in alt.folklore.computers,
>>Andre Majorel <amajorel at teezer.fr> wrote:
>>>On 2004-08-30, Antony Sequeira <usemyfullname at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>Windows (MS) is not 'Unixism'?
>>>If by unixism, you mean any operating system that has a
>>>hierarchical filesystem and byte stream files, yes. But that
>>>would include quite a few other non-Unix operating systems,
>>>including Mac OS 9, Prologue and probably everything else this
>>>side of CP/M (DOS 1.x shall be deemed to be CP/M).
>>DOS 2.x+ shall be deemed to be CP/M+! 
> Wasn't it in version 2 that they added directories and
> Unix-style file handles ?

Yes, and also a single-process pipe emulator.  Ever since 2.0, MS has 
been trying to turn MS-DOS (later, Windows) into a Unix clone.

John W. Kennedy
"...when you're trying to build a house of cards, the last thing you 
should do is blow hard and wave your hands like a madman."
   --  Rupert Goodwins

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