Subject: Re: Food for thought.
To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/10/2001 15:24:50
[ On Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 22:42:26 (-0700), Greywolf wrote: ]
> Subject: Food for thought.
>I know, it's all opinion, but the /dev/pts/NNN or
> /dev/pty/NNN notation just really makes me cringe. There must be a way
> to hit a happy medium in there somewhere.
How about /dev/pty/ptyNNN and /dev/pts/ptsNNN?
You can't really like having a bazillion tty and pty devices all
cluttered into one directory with all your other devices, can you? What
a horrible mess it creates! It's like putting everything in "C:\" with
no sub-directories! "Yuck!" is my opinion of the current situation.
> [presuming that C and E are taken for virtual consoles, I didn't
> see anything else that might suggest preclusion of the other letters
Why create a scenario wehre there can be any clash with other ttys?
Greg A. Woods
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