[Oberon] a module a page (keeps the mind sane)?
thomas.kral at email.cz
Sat Nov 3 17:10:53 CET 2018
> I was a COBOL programmer and we did not have terminals or such
> luxuries. Instead we wrote our code in pencil on coding sheets
> (paper), submitted it to the data prep women (always women) and a few
> days later received the sheets back with a paper tape
That reminds me of my early attempts with programming, FORTRAN '77,
punch cards, we also had punch tapes. Cards had little advantage as
they had code printed at the top. No terminals, system typing
machine, resembling a type writer.
Also women were called admins at that time, nowadays admins have
different meaning and not always women :-)
One page concept can also be seen in Forth
language, sort of. I had toyed with years ago, never mastered
though, the code, text is split into 512 block entities, fixed. Each
block doing something useful on its own, is also mapped directly to
underlying persistent media physical blocks.
Tomas Kral <thomas.kral at email.cz>
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