Subject: Re: ddb; how about adb?
To: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 02/23/2002 16:16:58
On Sat, 23 Feb 2002, John Nemeth wrote:
# On Jun 3, 5:31am, Greywolf wrote:
# } I know this is off the original topic; but since the source code access
# } license has been lifted apparently for things like Net-2, is there any
# } chance of reintroducing adb? It was a very nice all-purpose binary file
# The heck with that, how about dbx? Can you tell that I started
# out on BSD. The first UNIX box I used was an old Pyramid with the dual
# universe OS, which was running with the BSD personality. Then I used a
# VAX 11/780 running 4.3BSD, followed by a Sun 4/280 running SunOS 3.x,
# followed by just about every commercial variant of UNIX (including
# Minix; I was on the Minix newsgroups when Linus sent that famous
With the knowledge that there are far wiser, more experienced souls out
there than I in the realm of BSD,
I know the feeling, being someone who was born and raised on 4.1 BSD on
an 11/750, astounded at the thing having ONE MEGABYTE of memory and
two RM80 drives with *gasp* 80MB of space EACH (the third one was
down in need of maintenance and resurrection), and a HIRR tape drive.
I'll save my further litany for my self-aggrandizing website, once I get
dbx was nice, but I thing gdb covers most of that, at least
functionally. We have no real functional equivalent of adb, at least
not with that degree of simplicity. Maybe I just haven't learned to use
gdb properly, but I could actually easily edit binaries with adb.
NetBSD is much like a tipi: No windows, no gates, and an apache inside.