Xah Lee's Unixism

Andre Majorel amajorel at teezer.fr
Tue Aug 31 20:21:20 CEST 2004

On 2004-08-31, Craig A Finseth <news at finseth.com> wrote:

> The / was chosen as the command line option separator because whoever
> wrote MSDOS was looking to CP/M, who modelled their commands after a
> PDP-11 operating system (RT-11?).

Whoever = Tim Paterson, then working for Seattle Computer
Products. Interesting historical stuff at


André Majorel <URL:http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

More information about the Python-list mailing list