Xah Lee's Unixism

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Aug 31 07:54:57 CEST 2004


Andre Majorel wrote:
> 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).

CP/M files weren't quite exactly streams of bytes. They
were more like streams of 128-byte blocks (hence the
kludge of using control-Z to mark the end of a text
file).

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Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
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