C history / was Re: newbie building a scratch-built computer

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Aug 2 14:16:03 CDT 2007


On 2 Aug 2007 at 11:57, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> > Apropros of not much, but to ensure this is on-topic, I never hear B or BCPL
> > mentioned, the ancestors of C, and even 'closer to the machine'. I'm not sure
> > how many C programmers these days even know it has such ancestors.

I recall a conversation with a fellow at Xerox R&D on Coyote Hill 
Road (not PARC) around 1983 or so.  He remarked that much of the 
Xerox document management code was in 'B' and not C.

Cheers,
Chuck






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