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

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Jul 10 22:38:35 AEST 2017


    > From: Paul Winalski

    > So when were REs first designed and implemented? I would imagine that
    > they came about as a way to extend the old '*' and '?' wildcard syntax,
    > but that is only a guess.

I would suspect in the context of editors, not command file-naming. Don't
have time to research it, though. Try checking CTSS, early Multics, etc.

	Noel


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