[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Jul 8 04:08:47 AEST 2017


Kids these days ....  :-)

Although, I bet if you had called it a regular expression - they might have
understood.   My SW professional daughter learned about regular expressions
in the CS theory course a couple of years ago.   It was an "ah ha moment"
for her.   I had tried to teach her 'globing' years early (unsuccessfully
at the time).  But she remembered enough of the lesson it turns out.

Clem

On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 1:54 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> by the way ... I just put a patch into a repo and my documentation said
> 'the name is in glob format' and got dinged by some reviewers: "what is
> glob"?
>
> I blame our education system :-)
>
> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 10:38 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>
>> This is matches my memory/was the way I learned it - ie glob was just
>> short for "global" (expression).
>>
>> Steve / Doug any memories?
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>     > From: Ron Minnich
>>>
>>>     > Why was it called glob? I always wondered.
>>>
>>> Something about global expressions.
>>>
>>> I recall reading about this somewhere; I tried looking in the man page:
>>>
>>>   http://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=V1/man/man7/glob.7
>>>
>>> but it didn't go into any detail. I don't know where I could have seen
>>> it,
>>> alas...
>>>
>>>         Noel
>>>
>>
>>
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