[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas
robpike at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 16:38:52 AEST 2020
See the bottom of page 204 of UPE.
On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:17 PM George Michaelson <ggm at algebras.org> wrote:
> I thought this was a Denis story not a Ken story. Its still a good
> story. Since you're one of the two people in the conversation, I
> think I can take it I'm wrong btw.
> (it used to get repeated at UUG, it was always good for a laugh)
> On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 2:19 PM Rob Pike <robpike at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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'".
> > -rob
> > On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 2:33 PM Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com>
> >> 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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