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From: Jacob Moody <moody@mail.posixcafe.org>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] question about httpd
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 13:44:37 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5ea0c3f8-ddb3-a549-d027-f342fffd7dea@posixcafe.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e7e73328-1762-463b-b3d2-61fe0c3baaed@sirjofri.de>

On 8/2/22 13:34, sirjofri wrote:
> Maye you should ask the question about Q either the Q continuum, on the 
> 9fans mailing list or the tuhs list and some of the old unix beards can 
> answer? It would be really interesting to know or at least hear their 
> thoughts. My theories:
> Q is a weird letter that's not often used in the alphabet, unlike a,b,c, 
> and a big Q, so it's not a context specific prefix. Compare to, well, B 
> for bio-stuff.
> Q as in, queue. Maybe at some point they had some kinda queue 
> implementation for dynamic filesystems, and the Qid was some kinda 
> identifier in that list?
> Q as in, star trek. I mean, who knows what they thought, maybe it was 
> just some fun idea.
> sirjofri

I did some digging, according to Rob it's for unique.


  reply	other threads:[~2022-08-02 19:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-08-02 16:51 sahu
2022-08-02 16:56 ` Jacob Moody
2022-08-02 17:12 ` ori
2022-08-02 17:13 ` Kurt H Maier
2022-08-02 17:45   ` Jacob Moody
2022-08-02 18:41     ` ori
2022-08-02 19:34       ` sirjofri
2022-08-02 19:44         ` Jacob Moody [this message]
2022-08-02 19:53           ` sahu

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