robpike at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 18:50:26 AEST 2021
Ah cithep, I remember you well!
On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM Norman Wilson <norman at oclsc.org> wrote:
> Rob Pike, re the spelling corrector in V8 and later Research
> versions of sh:
> > That was done by Tom Duff, I believe before he came to Bell Labs. I might
> > have brought the idea with me from Toronto.
> Very likely, since you left it behind at Caltech as well; it was
> in sh on cithep (a hostname meaningless to many but rob will remember)
> when I arrived in 1980.
> It was in the version of p you left behind there as well.
> I can confirm that spname remained in the shell through V10
> (it's still in my copy), but it seems to have disappeared from p.
> Norman Wilson
> Toronto ON
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