[TUHS] hyphen.c, was Unix Tree

Ian King iking at killthewabbit.org
Mon Mar 8 15:59:29 AEST 2010

Hey Warren, you know what they say: wish in one hand, do something  
else in the other....  :-)

Speaking of wishing: any news from Mr. Ritchie on PDP-7 UNIX  
fragments?  We're getting closer to having our -7 running, likely  
before summer here in the Other Hemisphere.  BTW, do you know  
anything of the whereabouts of LISP for the -7?  I know it existed,  
as a descendant of the PDP-1 interpreter, but I have had no luck so  
far finding it.  I may just write one of my own, premised on the  
functionality of the -1 version, but for history's sake I'd love to  
find a paper tape (or image thereof) of the original -7  
implementation.  Wishing in my one hand....  Cheers -- Ian

On Mar 7, 2010, at 5:48 PM, Warren Toomey wrote:

> As an interesting side-note, last year when we were trying to recover
> the Second Edition commands source code from the s1-bits.gz DECtape  
> image,
> there was a leftover file which I labelled unknown.c.
> The Unix tree now shows that V2 unknown.c is actually hyphen.c, which
> reappears in System III:
> 	http://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=V2/cmd/unknown.c
> Now, does anybody know what happened to hyphen.c between mid-1972 and
> mid-1980? There is a hyphen(1) V3 manual and a hyphen(6) V4 manual.
> Could it have gone off towards PWB or CB UNIX or UNIX/TS?
> I wish we could get copies of CB UNIX or UNIX/TS or MERT :-S
> Cheers,
> 	Warren
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