Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: still need more developers
From: David Wijnants (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 09:33:07 CEST
> POSIX is a great example of creating a sham of a "standard" that only UNIX
> systems could meet the requirement while more capable mainframe and VMS
> systems provided more value and were not allowed to bid.
Actually, VMS was first past the FIPS, so they got POSIX-certified
before any UNIX ever did! Trouble is, nobody actually used POSIX for
OpenVMS, they just stuck with the same horrible QIO stuff they'd always
used. POSIX is just another way to get on the government list of
approved systems; hence, even Windows NT is POSIX-compliant.
That's not to say you shouldn't use POSIX, because at least it is a
standard. Not to say the OpenVMS system services are a waste of time
either, they're just a little awkward to use, that's all; but you get
used to them.
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