Oberon and the OberonStation (retro-style FPGA computing)
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Tue Nov 24 20:57:50 CST 2015
On 11/24/2015 06:16 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> My only complaints with Pascal were the I/O was a bit clunky and slow,
> and the stupid / vs. div for real vs. integer divides. Otherwise, I
> really thought it was great.
IIRC, initially Pascal had no substantial I/O facilities--left as an
exercise for the user. My CDC 6000 ETH version from 1976 shows the
following, assuming that I'm reading the tables correctly:
GET PUT RESET
TIME DATE CLOCK
And two predefined words: "INPUT" and "OUTPUT"
I recall Pascal mostly for the general attitude of "Structured
programming means no GOTO statements", which, of course, is silly.
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