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From: Douglas McIlroy <>
To: TUHS main list <>
Subject: [TUHS] Bell Labs CSTRs
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2023 14:03:37 -0400	[thread overview]
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> once you've got M3 and M4, you've got a naming convention; I'd
> think it a safe bet that there was an M5 that was an internal
> experiment, and that M6 was simply the next in line

M6 came first, created by Andy Hall as a portability tool for Altran.
I always assumed the name echoed Ken Knowlton's L6 (BelL Labs low
level list language, with a superscript 6). I seem to recall that M6
was endowed with a very labored acronym.


             reply	other threads:[~2023-07-01 18:04 UTC|newest]

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2023-07-01 18:03 Douglas McIlroy [this message]
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