[FoRK] Should Exist: a new MULTICS

Joe Barrera <joe-fork at barrera.org> on Tue Jun 5 11:19:02 PDT 2007

North Dormer all three years I could get on campus.
Had to live off-campus sophmore year.

But I did help almost set East dorm on fire...
It's amazing what a quart of gasoline can do.

- Joe (HMC '86 CMU '92)


Lion Kimbro wrote:
>  Joe, I'm just guessing here, but, ...
>  ...you weren't a Westie, per chance?
>
>  WIBSTR, & all?
>
>
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> On 6/5/07, Joe Barrera <joe-fork at barrera.org> wrote:
>> Tom Higgins wrote:
>>
>> >  Autodiscovery of tools....well there is tab completion:)-
>>
>> When I saw this first on Twenex (never did see MULTICS in person)
>> I almost peed myself. I went on to add it to csh (as hmcsh, as in hmc
>> for Harvey Mudd College), and when I got to CMU I saw that someone
>> had the same idea (cmu csh). When it appeared in bash, I started
>> using bash and never looked back. Now even Windows cmd has it.
>>
>> Tab completion is perhaps the single most important shell innovation.
>> (And remember, shell is a MULTICS concept.)
>>
>> - Joe
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