From: Bakul Shah <email@example.com> To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [TUHS] RegExp decision for meta characters: Circumflex Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:23:59 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <1038880F-A0D6-4A51-A0F1-8434ED49C71A@iitbombay.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <20210918010352.GR59580@eureka.lemis.com> On Sep 17, 2021, at 6:03 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On Friday, 17 September 2021 at 13:40:25 -0700, Chris Torek wrote: >> Also worth noting, though the precise history predates my own >> experience: it's common in grammar theory to use `$` as the end >> symbol. Was this from REs using `$` as an end symbol as well, >> or did REs adopt `$` from here, or ...? > > Weren't there programming languages that used $ as a statement > terminator instead of ;? IIRC Macsyma used ; as well as $ as statement terminators. ; if you wanted to print the output of an expresion, $ if you wanted to suppress the output. But I suspect it is not related to this.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-09-18 1:24 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2021-09-17 16:40 Douglas McIlroy 2021-09-17 20:40 ` Chris Torek 2021-09-18 1:03 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey 2021-09-18 1:23 ` Bakul Shah [this message] -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below -- 2021-09-17 8:52 markus schnalke 2021-09-17 9:32 ` Rob Pike 2021-09-17 9:32 ` Rob Pike 2021-09-17 10:10 ` markus schnalke
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