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From: "Brian Zick" <>
Subject: [TUHS] STDIN/OUT vs APIs [was: How Unix changed Software]
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:53:27 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Sep 5, 2022, at 6:48 PM, steve jenkin wrote:
> While the Unix “Software Tools” approach - mediated by the STDOUT / 
> STDIN interface, not API’s - was new & radical, and for many classes of 
> problems, provided a definitive solution,
> I’d not include it in a list of “Open Source” features.

I am very curious to hear more about the implications and practical benefits of this from folks that have thoroughly explored it. In my experience I’ve mainly used APIs, and I’m having trouble imagining the other approach other than for text-processing.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-09-07 12:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-09-05 23:48 [TUHS] Has this been discussed on-list? How Unix changed Software steve jenkin
2022-09-06 16:09 ` [TUHS] " Marc Donner
2022-09-07  4:00   ` steve jenkin
2022-09-07 14:58     ` John Cowan
2022-09-07 17:13     ` Paul Winalski
2022-09-08 14:12       ` Paul Winalski
2022-09-07  5:15   ` steve jenkin
2022-09-07 13:20     ` Dan Cross
2022-09-07 13:52       ` Steve Nickolas
2022-09-07 12:53 ` Brian Zick [this message]
2022-09-07 13:19   ` [TUHS] Re: STDIN/OUT vs APIs [was: How Unix changed Software] John Cowan
2022-09-07 15:39     ` Joe
2022-09-07 15:43       ` John Cowan
2022-09-07 16:01         ` Charles H Sauer (he/him)

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