Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus
cube1 at charter.net
Tue Sep 22 16:22:16 CDT 2015
Reading the two referenced links leads me to a different conclusion:
FORTRAN would not do the job at all, so he started from scratch - almost
"Anyway, it took him about a day to realize that he didn't want to do a
Fortran compiler at all. So he did this very simple language called B
and got it going on the PDP-7."
"After a rapidly scuttled attempt at Fortran, he created instead a
language of his own"
(and "rapidly scuttled seems to have been a day).
So I don't agree with the assertion that "'C' started out as a Fortran
compiler". Not at all.
On 9/22/2015 3:49 PM, Diane Bruce wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 04:35:24PM -0400, Paul Koning wrote:
>>> On Sep 22, 2015, at 4:22 PM, Diane Bruce <db at db.net> wrote:
>>>>> But back in the 60's, every manufacturer had its own variety of FORTRAN,
>>>>> including (IIRC), UNIVAC's own "FORTRAN V".
>>>> Ah, yes. I remember WatFor
>>> And Unix was no different, 'C' started out as a Fortran compiler.
>> Really? "citation needed".
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