[TUHS] Origin year of BSD csh?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Jun 27 04:14:50 AEST 2016


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 09:30:39AM -0700, Mary Ann Horton wrote:
> I brought csh with me to Bell Labs in the summer of 1979.  The folks at Bell
> Labs recoiled in horror: they had just gone through a painful conversion
> from the Mashey shell to the Bourne shell

I used csh for a while before ksh became available.  It was an improvement
over the Bourne shell, IMO, but once ksh came out I went back to Bourne
shell syntax.  And now bash is pretty nice.

--lm


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