Re: Notification

Sat, 10 Sep 1994 22:22:01 +0200

At 05:53 PM 6/24/94 +0200, wrote:

>1. I hope you can port libwww -- it was designed to port to Mac,
> PC, VM (!), VMS, etc etc as well as unix. The early VM ports allowed
> only K&R C and no unixisms at all, so I hope you can use it.

I wasn't sure quite what to make of that "!". There are several
good C compilers for CMS, but lately I've tried to do things more "native".
For CMS Gopher, I used REXX and Pipelines instead of C. It seems to have
worked out nicely.

Pure UNIXisms really don't apply to a lot of VM or CMS.
You're dealing with one real machine that looks like a bunch of machines.
Like as if each user has his own computer with its own disks. So some
concepts like home directories are ... well ... they work, but they
have to be handled differently by the server. You DO HAVE a home,
but it's a disk, not a directory.

As I hinted before, I'm trying to make the VM HTTP server
CGI compliant. That's the next step for it, but between having a
real life and keeping a real job (I'm a UNIX-only sysadmin at Rice)
it's getting tough to find time for these mainframe projects.
People who do VM tend to fall in love with it, kinda like people
used to fall in love with UNIX.

Rick Troth, <>, <>, Houston, Texas, USA