Re: On new names for "Deity"
On 28 Feb 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> 2. I don't see how "grep" (an acronym) is better if in a foreign language
> it is not "Global Regular Expression Parser" but an unrelated sentence.
> Especially if the party doesn't speak Computer Scientist English. I can
> still sound out any Latin-alphabet word in the International Phonetic
> Alphabet: "Golf Romeo Echo Poppa".
Actually, as I remember it, "grep" relates to an "ed" command:
g/re/p - globally find regular expression "re" and print it.
"grep" is just a way to do that without invoking "ed".
Recently, I saw UNIX referred to as "a grabbag of tools with in-joke
names" (as a reason why "pointy-haired people" don't like it.) The in-joke
part is one of the great things about UNIX: a lot of the terms refer to
Joost (who doesn't care about pm's name as long as it's adam good tool)
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