[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?
clemc at ccc.com
Sat May 12 21:38:47 AEST 2018
Right and it was ASR37 (paper) if I’m not mistaken. Which were upper and lower case. I also believe that is why that’s the default terminal that original roff and nroff assumes it has.
This is before glass tty’s where popular
Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
On May 12, 2018, at 7:01 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
>> From: Nemo
>> I have read that one of the first groups in AT&T to use early Unix was
>> the legal dep't, specifically to use *roff to write patent applications.
>> Can anyone elaborate on this or supply references?
> Are you familiar with the description in Dennis M. Ritchie, "The Evolution of
> the Unix Time-sharing System":
> (in the section "The first PDP-11 system")? Not a great deal of detail, but...
>> It would also be interesting to learn how the writers were taught *roff,
>> what editors were used
> I'm pretty sure 'ed' was the only editor available at that point.
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