[TUHS] Origin year of BSD csh?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Jun 27 10:59:49 AEST 2016


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 04:43:26PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Ronald Natalie scripsit:
> 
> > I detested the CSH syntax.
> 
> Tom Christiansen's 1994 flame "csh Programming Considered Harmful"
> can be found at <http://www.perl.com/doc/FMTEYEWTK/versus/csh.whynot>.
> Current csh releases have undoubtedly fixed many of the complaints,
> but as TC notes, many cannot be fixed.

Tom and I went to undergrad together, we were both in the UW-Madison CS
department.  Sad to say, I've lost touch with him and googling is not
finding him (other than wikipedia).  Anyone know what he is doing these
days?

--lm


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