[TUHS] Dash options
steffen at sdaoden.eu
Tue Dec 5 23:22:11 AEST 2017
||On Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 20:16:43 +0100, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
||> Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
||>> On Monday, 27 November 2017 at 21:51:13 -0800, Jon Steinhart wrote:
||>>> Does anybody know the history of dash options? Were they
||>>> a UNIX thing or did UNIX borrow them from something earlier?
||>> If you mean specificall the dash, I can't help much. But there were
||>> similar ideas elsewhere. UNIVAC EXEC-8 (for the 1108, late 1960s) had
||>> options that followed the command with a comma, like:
||>> @RUN,G GOPU,STANDARD,STANDARD
||>> @ADD,PL ASGDMS . ASSIGNIERT DATENBASIS
||> "WEIßT DATENBASIS ZU" or "ZUWEISUNG DATENBASIS"
||>> @ASG,A PF. . PF IST PROGRAMM-FILE MIT GOPU
||> "PF IST PROGRAMM-DATEI MIT GOPU" or so.
I have apologised for this brusque and rude tone in private.
Unfortunately Greg Lehey was the one who took up that thread.
Puh; he is also right correcting my statements, it should have
been "Weist Datenbasis zu" and "PF ist Programmdatei mit GOPU"
instead of what i falsely claimed.
|The question that should have been asked with mild interest and
|very kind should have been "Why has German been used to comment
|this code?" at first, i am afraid to realize.
|Der Kragenbaer, The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)
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