HC 25 years old today

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Aug 13 07:41:48 CDT 2012


Mark Wieder wrote:
> One of the interesting things Bill Atkinson said this evening is that
> the source code for HyperCard has been donated to the Computer Museum.
> You can download the code for MacPaint and MacDraw which were also
> donated, but the HC source code isn't yet downloadable. Bill was
> optimistically hoping that the 25th anniversary of HyperCard would be
> the impetus for them to make it available, but it hasn't happened yet.

At long last, the secrets of hint bits revealed! :)

I suspect that's a lightweight form of bitmap index, but it'll be 
interesting to see how it's done.

If any of you (Mr. Kriesel?) have implemented a bitmap index in an xtalk 
I'd be very interested to see how you did it.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitmap_index>

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