On the “unix philosophy”

There’s this talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ea3pkTCYx4

There’s this blogpost about an aspect of the talk: https://blog.deref.io/unix-and-microservice-platforms/

There’s this discussion on the blogpost about the talk: https://lobste.rs/s/mjo19d/unix_microservice_platforms#c_mleswe

And then there’s this post, about a comment (by @andyc, or as I think about him, “the oil-shell person“) about the blogpost about the talk, which, by being the third derivative, should be that much smaller.

So I’ll just highlight the reframing of “unix philosophy” into this one-liner

Semi-structured text streams, complemented by regexes/grammars to recover structure

And the contrast between

data-centric rather than code-centric


protocol-centric, not service-centric

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