Subject: Re: Cryptic behavior...
To: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 03/13/1998 02:48:06
>Lo, many years ago, we had an Onyx Z8002 system running Onix in the
>basement of Evans Hall at UCB.
>It was really nice.
Gag. I used an Onyx in New Zealand. A 7th. Ed/heading-toward-System-III
box, with the C compiler still in transition from '=+' to '+='.
If memory serves, it had `more' processing in the tty driver/line discipline.
Consequently, having a program die, leaving the tty state confused
and/or different than the shell expected, was just hideous.
Are we talking about different things? For the time, the performance
was great, but I'd hardly call it `really nice'. Unless you had
*lots* of local changes.