Self modifying code, lambda calculus - Re: ENIAC programming
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Mon Sep 21 14:08:42 CDT 2015
On 09/21/2015 11:49 AM, Mouse wrote:
>> [...] a first encounter with the notion, at least for me, involved
>> FORTRAN, not any language. [...]
> I've always thought of FORTRAN as a language, so I am clearly
> missing something here. What?
Probably a misspeak. But FORTRAN is more than simply a language--it's
a way of life. :)
The gist was that the notion of an overlay tree was first brought to my
notice with FORTRAN. It could be that it had been presented in earlier
documents as such and evaded my notice., It did take the form of a set
of subroutine calls, and was not an element of standard FORTRAN.
As mentioned, COBOL had a similar scheme that was embedded in the
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