[TUHS] CSTR files

John Labovitz johnl at johnlabovitz.com
Sat Aug 26 07:33:42 AEST 2017


On Aug 25, 2017, at 4:59 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:

>> From: John Labovitz
> 
>> I found the earliest succession of roff predecessors went something like this:
>> 	TJ-2 -> RUNOFF (capitals) -> runoff (lowercase) -> rf -> roff
> 
> Did you manage to find out from Jerry if he knew of/anything about TJ2 when he did
> RUNOFF?

I did not. I was on a pretty tight deadline when I was writing the article, and didn’t have time to explore. I would love to do so some day, though. I’m particularly interested in the evolution of markup systems, and as far as I can tell, not much has been recorded for posterity.

—John



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