[TUHS] keyboards and command names
John P. Linderman
jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 01:47:21 AEST 2020
I of course defer to dmr about the major influence, but I very much
appreciated the brevity when printing programs and shell scripts and lines
in ed at 110 baud, even with a terminal having a respectable keyboard. I
printed much more than I entered.
On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 10:38 AM Jaap Akkerhuis <jaapna at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > I have always suspected that the brevity of the Unix command names was
> > influenced by the clunky keyboards on the teletypes that were being
> used. Can
> > anyone confirm, deny, and/or comment on this?
> Peter Collinson made the same observation at the 25th year celebration
> of UNIX (USENIX, Washington) and it was confirmed by dmr.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the TUHS