[rescue] SUCCESS with Coherent
Steven M Jones
smj+rescue at crash.com
Wed Jun 10 16:32:19 CDT 2009
Mark Brown wrote:
> I met a fella at $WORK. He had a saying (not sure if it was genuinely
> his or not) - "There is nothing that cannot be solved with one more
> layer of indirection"
I had thought there was a quote from Dennis Ritchie about solving any
problem with another layer of abstraction, but I'm seeing similar
things attribued to all manner of people when I search for it. Wikipedia
attributes the following to David Wheeler: "/All problems in computer
science can be solved by another level of indirection."/
John Floren wrote:
> We say that in jest around the Plan 9 area...
I wouldn't say it's in jest at all, given Plan 9's origins within the
same group(s) at Bell Labs. While Rob Pike may not have looked at it as
a direct evolution of Research UNIX - or perhaps he did, it's all a blur
these days - it certainly benefited and drew from the history, thinking,
and staff from those earlier efforts.
Now that I think about it, I may be remembering a talk Rob gave about
Inferno rather than Plan 9. But anyway... I'll go back to watching
Matlock and yelling at the kids in front of my house now.
"Chaos will ensue if the variable i is altered..." - SysV Programmers Guide
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