[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sun Jul 9 03:03:37 AEST 2017


On Fri, Jul 7, 2017, at 19:00, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>  From GLOB.MAC, TOPS-10 circa 1988 (not sure what version that is):
> 
> TITLE   GLOB -- GLOBAL CROSS-REFERENCE DIRECTORY LISTING
> 
> http://pdp-10.trailing-edge.com/cgi-bin/searchbyname?name=glob.mac
> 
> Earliest version in that archive, 7-19-1975 but there are copyright 
> dates going back to 1968
> 
> ;COPYRIGHT 1968,1969,1970,1971,1972, DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP., MAYNARD,
> MASS.

Looking at the help file, it looks like this is more about global
symbols in object files (i.e. something analogous to nm)

http://pdp-10.trailing-edge.com/red405a2/11/unsupported/glob.hlp.html

The list of options matches the ones in swtab/sw1tab in the code, so
this is the same tool.


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