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2005.12.05

A Clash of Two Cultures

I dug the following gem from the Usenix HotOS X Conference Panel titled "Do we work within existing frameworks or start from scratch?", summarized by Prashanth Bungale.

Galen Hunt (Microsoft Research): The OS knows nothing about the application. We still have a 1970 model of what a program is: a.out, stdin, stdout, stderr model.
Andrew Hume (AT&T Labs - Research): Sometimes you just get it right! Clarity and economy of expression.

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