[TUHS] Regular Expressions (was Re: origin of the name 'glob')

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Mon Jul 10 09:35:20 AEST 2017

On Sunday,  9 July 2017 at 15:36:10 -0700, Bakul Shah wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Jul 2017 22:08:45 -0000 ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:
>>> The earliest reference is a paper by Kleene in 1956.   In fact, I recall
>>> that * was sometimes called "the Kleene star" in the day...
>> that's how they taught it to me: Kleene closure or Kleene *
> For the curious, here is Kleene's paper:
>     http://www.dlsi.ua.es/~mlf/nnafmc/papers/kleene56representation.pdf
> Kudos to whoever retyped the paper in TeX!

There's also a Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleene_star

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