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Re: Did Bill Gates Steal the Heart of DOS?

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  • Mike Loewen
    ... FORTRAN. I still do it, in C. Mike Loewen mloewen@cpumagic.scol.pa.us Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
    Message 1 of 23 , Aug 10, 2012
      On Fri, 10 Aug 2012, Neil Cherry wrote:

      > If you look at the source code of much of the software written in
      > 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.

      FORTRAN. I still do it, in C.

      Mike Loewen mloewen@...
      Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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