Hey #plan9 people, I notice that what Unix called connect(), Plan9 calls dial(): https://9fans.github.io/plan9port/man/man3/dial.html
Any idea why the function was renamed relative to Unix?
Manpage has nothing on this. The source (src/lib9/dial.c) too. VCS repo (https://github.com/0intro/plan9) has dial() in the very first commit, dated December 2002.
Asking because I saw a call to net.Dial in some Go program, and wondered about the rename. I assume #Golang inherited that from Plan9.
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