[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'
paul.winalski at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 04:15:10 AEST 2017
I was merely pointing out that the term 'glob' as a shortened form of
'global' predates UNIX, as does the concept of simple wildcard
matching that was later expanded into regular expression syntax.
On 7/8/17, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
> You are correct. Woops.
> Sorry I left that part out. Was just replying to whoever said there was
> a GLOB in TOPS-10.
> On 7/8/2017 1:03 PM, Random832 wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017, at 19:00, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>>> 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,
>> Looking at the help file, it looks like this is more about global
>> symbols in object files (i.e. something analogous to nm)
>> The list of options matches the ones in swtab/sw1tab in the code, so
>> this is the same tool.
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