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Sour Greps

Sour Greps — With reference to my Text Machine review in TidBITS-401, several readers asked why I thought "grep" didn’t stand for "global regular expression parser". I did, until I looked it up on the Acronym and Abbreviation Server. Perhaps the truth is lost in the mists of time?

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbart=04198>
<http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/>

Tom Ritch <[email protected]> pointed out that Nisus Writer now does put the whole power of its grep into its menu-and-dialog interface, so the user needn’t memorize geeky grep expressions; I pooh-poohed this, but he was perfectly right – he was talking about the latest version, 5.1, which I didn’t even know existed. My apologies. [MAN]

<http://www.nisus-soft.com/Nisus_Writer_5.1_ Released.html>

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