Subject: Re: TTY virtualization driver
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/24/2002 21:04:49
On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

# Well, "old-fashioned" certainly takes on different connotations in the
# context of Ritchie's idea of "streams" and the far more recent
# implementations of it in prevalent use!  ;-)

If you are thinking of the abomination that is STREAMS (which are used
in Solaris & co.), I think that, from a programming point of view,
they are, without a doubt, the BIGGEST pain in the tuchus to work
with (if, indeed, one can be said to work with them).

For something that used to be REALLY simple with straight line
disciplines, it turned very convolved with STREAMS.  TIOCSTI, in particular,
was a bitch to try to work with (and I needed it at the time!).

NetBSD: unshackling hardware designers and users from the bondage of WinTel.