[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas (was: screen editors)
robpike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 21:45:09 AEST 2020
I think we called it troff, because that's what it was. Brian might
remember if it was ever used widely with the prefix. I don't think it was,
within 1127. That spelling doesn't appear anywhere in the Research Unix
manuals for v8, v9, or v10.
On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 10:06 PM Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk>
> Hi Rob,
> > nroff: enn-roff (because it was the descendant of roff)
> > troff: tee-roff
> One I've wondered about for a long time is ditroff.
> What was that?
> 1. die-tee-roff
> 2. dee-eye-tee-roff
> 3. ditt-roff
> 4. die-troff
> 5. Something else...
> Cheers, Ralph.
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