82351 21-OCT 04:09 Programmers Den
RE: C Compiler (Re: Msg 82309)
From: MARKGRIFFITH To: ILLUSIONIST
> I thought
> about OSk, but, alot of the OSk apps are either from UNIX or UNIX
> “inspired”. I have a theory, if I want to listen to Jimi Hendrix like
> music, I will listen to Hendrix himself, not Lenny Kravitz, by the same
> token, if I want to run Unix-like stuff, I will use UNIX.
That’s like saying you’ll only drive a Toyota in Japan because it was first made
in Japan. Just because a utilitiy (such as the GNU utilities which I’m sure
you’re refering too) was first written on a UNIX system doesn’t mean it is
somehow less useful on an OS-9 box.
The GNU utilities are being ported to OS-9 because they are very good and freely
available. In a previous message, you asked if AR can be ported to UNIX (which
is already has). Wouldn’t you say, judging from your logic, that it would be
‘bad form’ to run an OS-9 utility on a UNIX box?
There are many advantages to OSK over UNIX. Believe me, I am the system
administrator for several UNIX machines. If there were an equal number of
applications for OS-9 as there are for MSDOS or UNIX, I believe OS-9 would be
the major operating system of the world.
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