[TUHS] earliest Unix roff

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue Sep 17 03:35:36 AEST 2019

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 1:24 PM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> The secondary point is they could have *added* to Unix by making a
> man2info command

Exactly!!!!   That's what Eric did when he wrote more(ucb) -  he *added to
Unix*.   The funny part was that USG thought more(ucb) was a good idea and
then wrote their own, pg(att); which was just as arrogant as the info
behavior from the Gnu folks!!!   Later, Less(internet) replaced more, but
only as a superset, building on the foundation and eventually USB chose to
ship more also as so many people wanted it.

As I said yesterday, standing on the shoulders, not on their toes.
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