Subject: Re: Possible new device name
To: Jeremy Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/1997 14:08:49
On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Kevin Van Maren wrote:
> > [ pp0 for parallel port name on sun3x ]
> I don;t think we need *more* names: just use lpt, and put it in a README
> for people upgrading from SunOS.
I thought about this, but lpt conjures up the image that it is a 'line
printer port', which isn't necessarily so - it's simply a parallel port,
although commonly used for printing.
don't sun call it `bpp' ? and so does the hardware ...
at least on sparcstations that have bpp ports, anyway.
if so, we should use bpp also...