Original CAD code in the wild?
pete at petelancashire.com
Tue May 22 19:44:36 CDT 2018
As I clean out if I run across the nine track mag tape of TekCADand
mechanical 2D CAD package you can have it. It is source code of 80 column
cards of Fortran IV.
On Tue, May 22, 2018, 4:37 PM Tomasz Rola via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 02:31:58AM +0000, Randy Dawson via cctalk wrote:
> > www.cadhistory.net<http://www.cadhistory.net>
> > The Engineering Design Revolution<http://www.cadhistory.net/>
> > www.cadhistory.net
> > The Engineering Design Revolution. The People, Companies and
> > Computer Systems That Changed Forever the Practice of
> > Engineering. By. David E. Weisberg
> Looks interesting. Thanks a lot for bringing this up.
> > My question is, did any of the source code for these systems,
> > Applicon, Auto-Trol, Calma, ComputerVision, thousands of lines of
> > primarily FORTRAN ever make it out, where we could read and study
> > this original body of mathematical geometry done on computers?
> I suspect you already know, but just to be sure:
> "The BRL-CAD source code repository is the oldest known public
> version-controlled codebase in the world that's still under active
> development, dating back to 1983-12-16 00:10:31."
> [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRL-CAD ]
> I could not verify this claim, because I could not load SourceForge
> Tomasz Rola
> ** A C programmer asked whether computer had Buddha's nature. **
> ** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home **
> ** directory. And then the C programmer became enlightened... **
> ** **
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