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

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Aug 2 17:21:13 CDT 2007


On 2 Aug 2007 at 19:59, Andy Holt wrote:

> Algol 68 was a different attempt to provide an "Algol with fewer mistake"
> but the pendantry of
> the precision of declarations was enough to put most people off.
> 
> Oh, and we don't talk about ADA (!)   :-)

What, no JOVIAL? I seem to recall reading some of that code spun for 
NSRDC (or was it NWL?) back in the late 60's.

Cheers,
Chuck




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