Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Sep 22 20:49:53 CDT 2015

On 09/22/2015 06:31 PM, Jon Elson wrote:

> So, B was never actually a FORTRAN compiler, just Ken started
> thinking about FORTRAN grammar and within one DAY took off in a
> different direction.   By that time (1969 or so) FORTRAN was a really
> old language, and considered way out of date by most universities'
> Comp Sci departments.

Which is why C started out with a COMPLEX data type...NOT.  FORTRAN can 
run on a much wider variety of machines than can C.

C was nothing more than a bare step up from assembly.


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