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Re: I started with...:

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Apr 24, 2006 at 20:06 UTC ( #545375=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I started with...:

I started with FORTRAN IV (on a Univac 1108) and IITRAN, which had, if I recall, exactly one other installation

Nothing like punched cards to encourage terse code.

fixed my markup

emc

"Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
—G. Steele

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Re^2: I started with...:
by wazoox (Prior) on Apr 24, 2006 at 20:58 UTC
    Wow, impressive, you're a "Real Programmer" from the elder tales! :)

      Not even vaguely close to the famous Mel, in either capability or age…

      I usually (but not entirely) avoided assembler and completely avoided machine code. Actually, the Univac 1108 wasn't a bad platform for the time: 48 bit arithmetic, an easy job control language, and the Univac dialect of Fortran didn't require character counting (the infamous "H" format) and actually rounded output, which was not universal.

      emc

      "Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
      —G. Steele

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