Xah Lee's Unixism

Ville Vainio ville at spammers.com
Tue Aug 31 17:56:18 CEST 2004


>>>>> "John" == John W Kennedy <jwkenne at attglobal.net> writes:

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

With very little success. Notepad still only understands cr-lf line
breaks, and / as path separator still screws up most of their cmd line
programs (which think / is for command line options).

Microsoft probably thought avoiding compatibility is a good idea, and
have only lately started to have some regrets, visible as the release
& future integration of SFU. Migrating ppl from Unix probably *is*
easier when you are not doing your best to make interoperability as
painful as possible.

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