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Wed Oct 12 00:44:20 CDT 2005
Re: cards and FORTRAN II.
When it comes to stuff like FORTRAN II, the question comes up: "Whose FORTRAN II?" There were lots and lots of variants. I seem to recall that 7090 FMS II FORTRAN had its share of strange things, like punching a "D" in column 1 to get double-precision arithmetic. Yet the compiler-on-cards hung around for quite a while. The 1620 certainly had it--and I think a card-based FORTRAN was available for the 360/20, although it may have been something like USA Basic FORTRAN.
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