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Objectives in episode 4: Pipes and Filters #735

elenavataga opened this Issue Mar 9, 2018 · 3 comments


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elenavataga commented Mar 9, 2018

The last objective is listed as:
"Explain Unix’s ‘small pieces, loosely joined’ philosophy."
which does not seem to be covered anywhere in the text.
Apparently it refers to the paragraph starting with:
"This simple idea is why Unix has been so successful. ..."
The paragraph covers well the advantage of many small tools,
but "loosely joined" does not sound appropriate,
I suggest to omit this objective.


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shwina commented Mar 9, 2018

This is an interesting observation, and you're absolutely right. The terminology "loosely joined" is not explained anywhere in the text. Any suggestions for how to re-word the objective? One of the objectives of this episode is to demonstrate that the shell provides tools to combine simple programs together to perform complex tasks.


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elenavataga commented Mar 9, 2018

Something like:
Understand benefits of “pipes and filters” programming model.


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navjotk commented Mar 20, 2018

Or: "small tools joined on the shell using pipes and filters."

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