Fwd: Re: Architectural diversity - was Re: Pair of Twiggys
RichA at livingcomputers.org
Fri Mar 17 14:19:14 CDT 2017
From: Chuck Guzis
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 11:27 AM
> 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.
"I don't know what the language of the year 2000 will look like, but I know
it will be called Fortran."
--Tony Hoare, winner of the 1980 Turing Award,
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