Locked in the clean-room

forsyth at plan9.cs.york.ac.uk forsyth at plan9.cs.york.ac.uk
Mon Apr 14 21:47:11 PDT 1997

i can't imagine wanting to reproduce any of the code in the
Sun JDK.  that wasn't the case with UCB and unix.
i always suspected that both parties had forgotten what the original
code looked like, and where each new bit came from, since there had been
enough turnover on both sides.  consequently each seemed genuinely to believe
that they'd written code that (in fact) the other side -- or even someone else entirely --
had written.

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