[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 04:15:10 AEST 2017


I was merely pointing out that the term 'glob' as a shortened form of
'global' predates UNIX, as does the concept of simple wildcard
matching that was later expanded into regular expression syntax.

-Paul W.


On 7/8/17, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
> You are correct. Woops.
>
> Sorry I left that part out. Was just replying to whoever said there was
> a GLOB in TOPS-10.
>
>
> On 7/8/2017 1:03 PM, Random832 wrote:
>> 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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