leec2124 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 11:50:25 CDT 2015
That would be fun, although I don't think this list is setup for
"sub-Reddits." I occasionally hack with my first love, APL. Wouldn't mind
some SNOBOL or PL/1 dalliances, but no time.
On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 9:28 AM, Chris Osborn <fozztexx at fozztexx.com> wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2015, at 9:18 AM, Eric Christopherson <echristopherson at gmail.com>
> > Is there a subset of this group for people who like to program in
> > languages or language implementations or libraries that are no longer
> > in common mainstream use? Or other groups for such a thing?
> I do programming in BASIC twice a year for the RetroBattlestations BASIC
> Week contests. I try to come up with fairly simple but still interesting
> programs that people can type in on their old computers. I like BASIC
> because there are so many computers that have BASIC on-board and people
> don’t need to try to figure out how to get a disk drive or a tape drive
> connected and working and can turn on their machine and try out the program.
> I usually end up porting the program myself to sevarl different platforms
> to give less experienced people something to type in and also give more
> experienced people several versions to compare to when they try to port to
> their favorite BASIC dialect.
> I also did a LOGO Week once. I keep thinking I should do a FORTRAN Week or
> a HyperCard Week, but haven’t yet.
> You can check out all the past BASIC Week contests (as well as lots of
> other contests) here:
> Follow me on twitter: @FozzTexx
> Check out my blog: http://insentricity.com
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