[TUHS] Dash options

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Tue Dec 5 23:22:11 AEST 2017


Hello.

 ||On Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 20:16:43 +0100, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
 ||> Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
 ||>> On Monday, 27 November 2017 at 21:51:13 -0800, Jon Steinhart wrote:
 ||>>> Does anybody know the history of dash options?  Were they
 ||>>> a UNIX thing or did UNIX borrow them from something earlier?
 ||>>
 ||>> If you mean specificall the dash, I can't help much.  But there were
 ||>> similar ideas elsewhere.  UNIVAC EXEC-8 (for the 1108, late 1960s) had
 ||>> options that followed the command with a comma, like:
 ||>>
 ||>>  @RUN,G GOPU,STANDARD,STANDARD
 ||>>  @ADD,PL ASGDMS              . ASSIGNIERT DATENBASIS
 ||>
 ||> "WEIßT DATENBASIS ZU" or "ZUWEISUNG DATENBASIS"
  ...
 ||>>  @ASG,A PF.                  . PF IST PROGRAMM-FILE MIT GOPU
 ||>
 ||> "PF IST PROGRAMM-DATEI MIT GOPU" or so.
 ...

I have apologised for this brusque and rude tone in private.
Unfortunately Greg Lehey was the one who took up that thread.
Puh; he is also right correcting my statements, it should have
been "Weist Datenbasis zu" and "PF ist Programmdatei mit GOPU"
instead of what i falsely claimed.

 |The question that should have been asked with mild interest and
 |very kind should have been "Why has German been used to comment
 |this code?" at first, i am afraid to realize.

--steffen
|
|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)


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