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mparson at bl.org
Fri Oct 11 23:11:08 AEST 2019
On 2019-10-11 07:55, Tony Travis wrote:
> On 11/10/2019 03:46, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Oct 2019, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>>> DEC documentation mostly used uppercase in the text; e.g. the "pdp11
>>> peripherals handbook" (to transcribe the cover exactly) uses "PDP-11"
>>> several times on pg 1-1.
>> And being an acronym it is of course upper-case...
> Hi, Dave.
> On the _machine_ itself, DEC wrote "pdp11"...
Well, that's also in-line with their using all lower-case on their logo.
> An acronym doesn't have to be upper-case!
> Many Unix commands are lower case acronyms:
> cd = (c)ange (d)irectory
> pwd (p)rint (w)orking (directory)
> ls = (l)ist file(s)
I always thought of it as (l)i(s)t files.
> I guess that my introduction to Seventh Edition Unix running on a
> "pdp11/34" made me think it was obviously designed to run Unix ;-)
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