OS 6—An Experimental Operating System for a Small Computer: Input/Output and Filing System

  • Joe E. Stoy
  • Christopher Strachey


This is a continuation of the description of OS6, and it covers the facilities for input/output, and the handling of files on the disc. The input/output system uses a very general form of stream; the filing system is designed to have a clear and logical structure. Both are implemented almost completely in the high-level language BCPL.


Stream Function Filing System Garbage Collection Input Stream Output Stream 
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  • Christopher Strachey

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