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Pipe line

by K.D. McIlroy, 1964


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Summary--what's most important

To put my strongest concerns in a nutshell :

1, We should have some ways of coupling programs like garden hose--screw in another segment when it becomes necessary to massage data in another way.
This is the way of IO also,

2, Our loader should be able to do link-loading end controlled establishment,

3, Our library filing scheme should allow for rather general indexing, responsibility, generations, data path switching,

4,   It should be possible to get private system components (all routines are sytem components) for buggering around with.

K. D. McI lroy
Oct. 11 1964


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