Re: Did Bill Gates Steal the Heart of DOS?
- On Fri, 10 Aug 2012, Neil Cherry wrote:
> If you look at the source code of much of the software written inFORTRAN. I still do it, in C.
> the early portion of of the micro age you might find that many folks
> had similar 4, 5 or 6 character labels and variables. 8 character labels
> and names was a luxury (like a 4K card!). How many folks know why so
> much software such software uses i,j, & k for index variables? I expect
> more than a few on this list will.
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
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