Fwd: Re[4]: [Haskell-cafe] Re: How Can Haskell Be Saved?

Alberto G. Corona agocorona at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 15:27:16 EST 2009

> POSIX subsystem was implemented by MS (and other major players) only
> to meet some bureaucratic reqs from DoD/UsGov, and i don't know any
> program really using it. just don't mix C library emulation of POSIX
> calls on top of Win32 with POSIX subsystem (btw, both are implemented
> on top of native Windows API)
> True. I tested the posix subsystem in the early days of NT and I found that
fork actually forked nothing:. Exec after fork simply substituted the old
process with the new without creation of any new process.. Then I concluded
that the Posix sybsystem was there simply to pass the government
requirements for public contracts. Probably, some standard executable test.
 Arguably, the bugs where intentionally there just to make sure that it was
useless, for reasons that anyone may guess...
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