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From: John Cowan <>
To: Brian Zick <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: STDIN/OUT vs APIs [was: How Unix changed Software]
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2022 09:19:22 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Wed, Sep 7, 2022 at 8:54 AM Brian Zick <> wrote:

> 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.

See <> for an explanation of Flow-Based
Programming, a realization of the same pipelining idea, but extended to
arbitrary directed graphs with multiple input and output ports.  It was
developed in complete ignorance of Unix pipelines except by bare and
misleading report, and in entirely distinct application domains, yet with
exact convergence.  "It steam-engines when it comes steam-engine time."

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-09-07 13:21 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 ` [TUHS] STDIN/OUT vs APIs [was: How Unix changed Software] Brian Zick
2022-09-07 13:19   ` John Cowan [this message]
2022-09-07 15:39     ` [TUHS] " Joe
2022-09-07 15:43       ` John Cowan
2022-09-07 16:01         ` Charles H Sauer (he/him)

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