Real Old School Programming (was: Re: Where to buy a Selectric?)

Kevin Handy kth at srv.net
Fri Dec 30 15:29:27 CST 2005


Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner wrote:

>It was thus said that the Great Bryan Pope once stated:
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>>>3.  Code up your task using a no. 2 pencil on a pile of coding forms.
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>>What do these coding forms look like?
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>  The coding forms I've seen (and used!) were for BASIC for the Color
>Computer.  Looked quite a bit like graph paper, but for the Coco, it was
>broken up into 32-column width "chunks" (for lack of a better term) to match
>the width of the screen, and one would write each letter of the program into
>a single square.  I think I got it more for the novelty than actual use.
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If you used the forms enough, you could eventually print 10 point
using blank paper.

>  -spc (Might even still have some around somewhere ... )
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