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Ben Laurie
Mon, 08 Nov 1999 10:13:52 +0000

Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Mark S. Miller wrote:
> > Recent Terminology Abuse Shows Unix World Has Capability Envy.
> Very cute.  I suspect, however, that this use of the term
> "capability" isn't so recent.  I'm holding out for word from
> Norm or Jonathan or somebody who is familiar with POSIX 1.e
> and how it came to be.  There's a lot of history to understand
> here, and we can't proceed effectively without knowing the
> history.

Capability has a long history in Unix ... starting, I suspect, with
termcap and printcap (terminal and printer capabilities).




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