> From: Paul Winalski
> So when were REs first designed and implemented? I would imagine that
> they came about as a way to extend the old '*' and '?' wildcard syntax,
> but that is only a guess.
I would suspect in the context of editors, not command file-naming. Don't
have time to research it, though. Try checking CTSS, early Multics, etc.
One curious fact is that from day one the word hase been pronounced glob,
not globe. (By contrast, creat has been variously pronounced cree-at
On the other hand, the UNIX Room pronunciation of `cron' rhymed with
bone, not with spawn.
> From: Ron Minnich
> Why was it called glob? I always wondered.
Something about global expressions.
I recall reading about this somewhere; I tried looking in the man page:
but it didn't go into any detail. I don't know where I could have seen it,
Probably no one here wants it, but I have a DR11-W UNIBUS board:
It's basically a 16-bit DMA interface that can actually do 500Kw per
second (woo hoo! 1MB/sec!) to another DR11-W
Anyone need it? Want it?
Figured I'd try here first, in case we had some historic UNIX people
that were still running a UNIBUS PDP-11 (or VAX).
No takers in a few weeks, I'll try the museums next.
> From: Toby Thain
> Are we to infer that neither Noel and Clem are "good homes"?
Well, I said something like 'I don't have an immediate need for it, but I'd
be happy to take it', so I guess the question is 'does someone have an
actual, immediate use for it' (which I don't)?