If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Don North north at alum.mit.edu
Thu Apr 13 23:05:59 CDT 2017

On 4/13/2017 7:42 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 04/13/2017 05:47 PM, Jerry Weiss wrote:
>> Then my dad got transferred to Chicago and that high school had
>> “access” to IITRAN.  By access, that meant punching cards, and
>> waiting for the teacher to load in batch and waiting for the results.
>> Losing the interactive aspect overshadowed the language features.
> To  be fair, many Chicago-area high schools did have interactive (TTY)
> access in the 60s to IITRAN.  IITRAN TTY access extended far beyond the
> Chicago area.
> http://www.99-bottles-of-beer.net/language-iitran-1899.html
> Not a bad language for the time.  Probably better than BASIC.
> --Chuck
I especially liked the Spanish language version of IITRAN: 


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