[TUHS] B-news source code

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Sat Mar 11 23:13:17 AEST 2017


Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
 |> Wouldn't [> in quoted mail] have happened first in email, like Mail \
 |> or mailx?
 |
 |Mailx doesn't do it now, so it probably didn't do it then.

It seems to have entered Mail not before 1988, when Edward Wang
replaced the fixed "\t" prefix with a "tabstr" variable (he
credits Tom Newcomb, newcomb at arpa, for this).  In 1989 he
changed "tabstr" to "indentprefix" and quotes "to be Sun
compatible".

--steffen


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