[TUHS] Fwd: Who asked Ken for grep?
silas8642 at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Nov 19 08:42:40 AEST 2021
I tried asking question below awhile back - would anyone know the proper answer?
> Recently watched couple of videos from Ken and Brian Kernighan
> on the origin of grep.
> In , Brian suggests Lee McMahon asked Ken for grep to help with
> federalist papers analysis.
> However Ken states in  that Doug Mcllroy asked for someway to “look
> for things in files”.
> Is this just Brian misremembering or multiple people asking around similar
> Many thanks,
> Where GREP Came From - Computerphile
> VCF East 2019 -- Brian Kernighan interviews Ken Thompson
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