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Has Unix Philosophy Ever Broken Down

February 28, 2012

I came across this interesting (as always) John D. Cook article, where the Unix philosophy breaks down, today. It dates back to June 2010, so I feel a little late to comment on the issue, nonsense, Unix is 43 years old! 🙂

Cook quotes McIlroy’s summary of Unix Philosophy:

This is the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

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