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Re: ms, then mm, then man (was: mm(7) DT string and super/subscripts)

From: Damian McGuckin
Subject: Re: ms, then mm, then man (was: mm(7) DT string and super/subscripts)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 11:51:40 +1000 (AEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (LRH 1266 2009-07-14)

On Wed, 11 Aug 2021, Damian McGuckin wrote:

On Tue, 10 Aug 2021, G. Branden Robinson wrote:

 I need to correct myself here.  mm(7) is significantly older than I
 thought.  As others have noted, and as I found in a Version 10 Research
 Unix bibliography[1], we can date mm back to 1976.

That was the date of the first formal publication about those macros.

         Documentation tools and techniques
         J. R. Mashey, D. W. Smith
         ICSE '76: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on
         October 1976 Pages 177-181
         Published:13 October 1976

(the PDF is available from the ACM).

I meant 'external' publication rather than 'formal'.

John Mashey kindly checked his old documents yesterday. The first version in Q4 1975 or Q1 1976 and it was in wide use at Piscataway in Q2/Q3 1976.

Stay safe - Damian

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