[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas

Rob Pike robpike at gmail.com
Sat Feb 8 14:19:25 AEST 2020

Not quite. It was a question I asked him, while Brian Kernighan and I were
writing the Unix Programming Environment. His actual response was pithier
(as one would expect): "I'd spell creat with an 'e'".


On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 2:33 PM Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:

> It has been F-Suck since we first got a copy.
> My favorite UNIX quote was Ken Thompson (I hope I’m getting this right
> Ken), when asked if he could do it over again, if he’d change anything.
> He said he’d put an “e” on the end of creat.
> I’ve always pronounced it CREE-AT.
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