Subject: Re: Food for thought.
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/10/2001 13:12:49
On Thu, 10 May 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:

# >
# >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.

When doing a "ls", yeah, it's unwieldy.  But when referencing them (which
is far more common), it's less painful to do so.

Why, Greg, the very notion!  The next thing you'll be telling us is that
we should use /dev/{,r}dsk/cCtTdDnN notation :-).

[I would request of the development/core folks that we don't do that.]

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