If C is so evil why is it so successful?
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.
> Not a bad language for the time. Probably better than BASIC.
I especially liked the Spanish language version of IITRAN:
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