[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Tue May 15 02:54:01 AEST 2018

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > From: Clem cole
>     > Thinking about this typesetter C may have been later with ditroff.
> Not so sure about that; we had that C at MIT, but only regular troff (which
> had been hacked to drive a Varian).
>     > From: Arnold Skeeve
>     > It seems to be shortly after the '78 release of V7.
> No, typesetter C definitely pre-dated V7. The 'PWB1' system at MIT had the
> new
> C.
> Looking at the documentation files for the extension (e.g. addition of
> 'long's), none of them have dates in them (alas), but my hard-copy
> printout of
> one is dated "May 8 1978", and it was several years old at that point.
> (Also, several sources give '79 for V7 - Salus says 'June 1979').

The kernels in the release tapes from TUHS are dated June 8, 1979. They are
the latest dated files in the archives (apart maybe from a few directories).

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