Favourite text based word processing software
scaron at umich.edu
Tue Dec 16 14:23:08 CST 2014
I think that's just the engineering school experience in general. It may no
longer involve the 6800 or FORTRAN but, believe me, instructors never fail
to find a way to confound undergrads with the tools available to them, LOL.
On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Chuck
> > Guzis
> > Sent: 14 December 2014 20:03
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> > Subject: Re: Favourite text based word processing software
> > On 12/14/2014 09:10 AM, Peter Coghlan wrote:
> > > Many years after performing this somewhat less than useful task, my
> > advice is:
> > > don't write your word processor in FORTRAN IV on an IBM S/370.
> Having written X.25 Networking Software in Fortran-77 on an IBM 370 (among
> other systems) because my employer wanted it to be portable I think a line
> mode editor in Fortran might be fun.
> On the other hand I think your experience with Fortran programming at
> College is typical of that many received. I remember the classes when I was
> an under graduate at Newcastle upon Type poly. Too many students and
> inexperienced staff meant many never really learned Fortran properly.
> Fortunately I had already learnt Fortran II at school when was 17 , and
> Fortran 77 was a simple upgrade.....
> > On the other hand, WPs can be written quite successfully in BASIC running
> > a 3.5MHz 8085, given the necessary "hooks" (e.g. direct video displays).
> > Pretty much full-featured too, with font changes and all of the usual
> > --Chuck
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