Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus
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Tue Sep 22 14:49:36 CDT 2015
On 09/22/2015 12:36 PM, ben wrote:
> PL/M in FORTRAN made CP/M possible.
> That to me seems more important than Pascal in Fortran.
I think that's an overstatement. There were plenty of 8-bit OS-es
written in assembly. That Gary did the first version of CP/M using PL/M
was more a matter of convenience.
In other words, CP/M (if you consider it to be an important innovation)
would have happened, PL/M or not. I mean that it's not a lot of
code--development time would not have been much different.
When DRI tried to foist PL/I on its developer community, that played out
much less successfully.
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