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Re^4: On what column do you wrap your code?by BrowserUk (Pope)
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I did have a teletype though linked to the mainframe with a 100 baud acoustic coupler. Anyone remember those?
Yes. My school got one to link to the polytechnics pdp10 and we students spent hours sitting around after school for our turn to enter our programs. Still, it was better than the twice weekly coding sheet collection service where poly students were paid some dismal rate to enter our programs from the coding sheets we sent in.
It was so frustrating to wait 4 days for your program to come back only to discover that you had forgotten to clearly indicate a comma or fullstop somewhere, or find your sheet annotated with: "I waited 5 minutes and nothing happened so I aborted it", because you had omitted to indicate that they should hit the enter key somewhere.
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