Subject: Re: /dev/ptmx
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mark Kettenis <email@example.com>
Date: 05/24/2004 23:11:07
Does anyone know about the prehistory why it is called "unix98 ptys"?
I have discussed it with Soda-san, but we could not come to a conclusion.
(I suspect it is the Linux dialect.)
I was somewhat actively involved with adding /dev/ptmx to Linux. At
that point Unix98 was the name for the SUS of the day, before it
became POSIX 2001, so these became the Unix98 pty's (as opposed to