[TUHS] etymology of cron
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Sat Dec 26 08:22:34 AEST 2015
On Friday, 25 December 2015 at 10:41:54 -0800, David wrote:
> It has been updated again:
> The origin of the name cron is from the Greek word for time,
> ???????????? (chronos). (Ken Thompson, author of cron, has
> confirmed this in a private communication with Brian Kernighan.)
Yes, but you've removed the reference to the incorrect expansions. As
I noted at some length earlier in this thread, that's not appropriate.
It ignores the fact that people have made these claims, it removes the
comment that they're unsubstantiated, and it prepares the field for
somebody else to make the claim again, with possibly even more bizarre
expmanations. I won't back it out yet, because I can see further
changes coming from other directions. Once again this Tedickey
character has been very active.
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