[TUHS] Regular Expressions (was Re: origin of the name 'glob')

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Mon Jul 10 08:36:10 AEST 2017


On Sun, 09 Jul 2017 22:08:45 -0000 ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:
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> > The earliest reference is a paper by Kleene in 1956.   In fact, I recall
> > that * was sometimes called "the Kleene star" in the day...
> >
> >
> >
> that's how they taught it to me: Kleene closure or Kleene *

For the curious, here is Kleene's paper:
    http://www.dlsi.ua.es/~mlf/nnafmc/papers/kleene56representation.pdf
Kudos to whoever retyped the paper in TeX!


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