In reply to Rick Moen's flatulent wordings,
> [Design and Implementation of 4.4 BSD:]
>> > I'd be interested in that myself, but for now the book of the same name
> > will have to keep me going
>> It's very good. Recommended.
Yeah I know, I have it
> I have my doubts: Even the Darwin / MacOS X team has pretty much given
> up on the microkernel approach, and turned the "xnu" Darwin kernel into
> functioanlly just another monolithic BSD kernel, for the most part.
> Even though The HURD may eventually prevail against ever-lengthening
> odds, at the moment, microkernels are looking like one of the most
> spectacularly failed fads that ever emerged from academic computing.
I wouldn't consider something a failed fad just because it hasn't hit the
mainstream, nor would I consider something a good design because it has.
For example VB is quite big, but its design is terrible, same with PERL.
Really ingenius designs such as ML or Haskell are still stuck in
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