Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 11th Aug 2004 07:53 UTC
Editorial Computers are complex systems but it's a mistake to assume they need to be complex to use. However, usability is not as easy as it may first seem. It is a different discipline from software development lacking the strict logic or having a "right way". There are only differing requirements and differing collections of guidelines. Making things easy is difficult.
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RE: What does grep mean?
by Serge on Thu 12th Aug 2004 01:53 UTC

http://www.hyperdictionary.com/computing/grep

Yes it's meaningless, but it now conveys a very precise meaning that 'search' 'locate' 'find' do not have; is 'search' searching files, pattern within files, or the web?
Searching text using regular expression is a new function, and a neologism is acceptable.