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

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sun Mar 19 16:07:17 CDT 2017

On 2017-03-17 3:19 PM, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote:
> 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,
> 				  in 1982.

Depressingly prescient...


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