[TUHS] Regular Expressions (was Re: origin of the name 'glob')
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Jul 10 22:38:35 AEST 2017
> 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.
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