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Date:      Mon, 4 Dec 2000 21:41:56 +0000
From:      Nik Clayton <>
To:        Rich Morin <>
Cc:        freebsd-doc@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: documenting /dev/*
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <p05001918b651b0ea46a9@[]>; from on Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 12:41:10PM -0800
References:  <p05001918b651b0ea46a9@[]>

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On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 12:41:10PM -0800, Rich Morin wrote:
> In documenting /dev/*, I came to some conclusions about it.  Here they
> are, along with a proposed remedy.
> devs_proposal, 2000.12
> ======================
> /dev is a mess.  It may work OK for programs, but it is a disaster for
> humans.  So, here is a modest proposal for a rework (DUCKING).


This is now wandering out of the realm of -doc material, and more like
material for -hackers, or -arch.  I say that not because I want to get
offtopic chat off -doc (although that's not a bad reason) but because
you're likely to get an audience in those two lists that can give better
feedback on this sort of proposal.

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