[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'
krewat at kilonet.net
Sat Jul 8 09:00:49 AEST 2017
From GLOB.MAC, TOPS-10 circa 1988 (not sure what version that is):
TITLE GLOB -- GLOBAL CROSS-REFERENCE DIRECTORY LISTING
Earliest version in that archive, 7-19-1975 but there are copyright
dates going back to 1968
;COPYRIGHT 1968,1969,1970,1971,1972, DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP., MAYNARD, MASS.
On 7/7/2017 3:51 PM, Paul Winalski wrote:
> That's the way I remember it, too--short for 'global expression'.
> TOPS-10 also had a glob command. That possibly predates the UNIX
> -Paul W.
> On 7/7/17, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>> This is matches my memory/was the way I learned it - ie glob was just short
>> for "global" (expression).
>> Steve / Doug any memories?
>> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
>>> > From: Ron Minnich
>>> > Why was it called glob? I always wondered.
>>> Something about global expressions.
>>> I recall reading about this somewhere; I tried looking in the man page:
>>> but it didn't go into any detail. I don't know where I could have seen
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