Bliss was Re: DEC program listing
jfoust at threedee.com
Mon Aug 15 11:42:26 CDT 2005
At 11:15 AM 8/15/2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>I fail to see how i = i + 1 is not obvious to only but the most
>simple-minded of people :)
It's not algebra, so that'll confuse anyone who thought that
computer languages might be mathematical. Huw's criticism is
valid to the well-trained eye. It's an idiom that's evolved,
based on the common operation of calculating a value based on
a stored value and then tossing it back in a location.
To wit, compare and contrast with BLISS's and C's code to add
one to a memory address stored in a location.
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