Re: Dropping a.out support -Reply

John Alvord (
Fri, 2 May 1997 11:48:43 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 2 May 1997, Randall Cone wrote:
> What would be the cost in system efficiency to retain support for a.out
> binaries for a couple of more years?

David N Smith of IBM once won a similar argument saying...

"We must preserve the past for the criticism of the future."

during an argument about keeping an older file system alongside a newer
and more efficient one.

John Alvord