Fwd: Re: Architectural diversity - was Re: Pair of Twiggys

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Mar 17 13:26:33 CDT 2017

On 03/17/2017 11:09 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> and, although we don't know when YOU were playing it, the march had
> been around half a century, so was probably playing on the radio to
> inspire Backus.  Does that mean that Dan. might be right about it
> being the predecessor to FORTRAN?

Valdres March has been around for more than a century--it's at least 113
years old.

So FORTRAN has some catching up to do.

It wasn't until the microcomputer era with BASIC, I think that FORTRAN
wasn't the first HLL to be contemplated for a new architecture.


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