Self modifying code, lambda calculus - Re: ENIAC programming

Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon Sep 21 17:52:55 CDT 2015

On Mon, 21 Sep 2015, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> PASCAL was first implemented in FORTRAN.

But then, much later, . . .

Microsoft/IBM PC Pascal was written by Bob Wallace.

I have no idea WHO, but Microsoft/IBM PC FORTRAN was written in Microsoft 
Pascal.  There was an odd little warning not to use any 6 letter variable 
names ending in QQ.  A simple integer sieve of Erastothanes benchmark ram 
faster in MBASIC than the compiled output of Microsoft FORTRAN.

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