Re: PDP Answers

Subject: Re: PDP Answers
From: rjl -at- BOSTECH -dot- COM
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 10:02:26 EST

Jason Questor said:

> He did this by writing the operating system, not in
>machine-dependent assember, but mostly in a new, higher level language
>called B (which was based on BCPL). His colleague Dennis Ritchie jumped
>in and they created an even better, smaller language that could do more
>with the limited resources of the mini. They called this new language C.

Which raises a question for the future: After we get tired of tagging all
those "+" symbols on the end of C, will the next language we need to learn
be called "D" (next letter in the alphabet after B and c) or "P" (next letter
in the "BCPL" series)?

Rick Lippincott
Boston Technology
Wakefield, MA
rjl -at- bostech -dot- com


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