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

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Jul 10 09:43:14 AEST 2017


On 2017-07-09 6:36 PM, Bakul Shah wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Jul 2017 22:08:45 -0000 ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> 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!
>


Last time I transcribed a paper I found typos in the original, so this 
isn't without value if done carefully, but it would be more useful to 
posterity if they made the transcribed source code public (e.g. github).

--T


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