Strict is in; lax is out

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Tue Aug 23 14:51:56 EDT 2016


Well, MY first programming was with the Digi-Comp, a 3-bit plastic mechanical computer during the 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digi-Comp_I <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digi-Comp_I>

It was very strict.

Peter Bogdanoff


> On Aug 23, 2016, at 2:04 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Well that's because my cousin, Stephen Mathewson set up the first computer system at Imperial College in London . . .
> 
> http://sim.sagepub.com/content/23/6/181.abstract
> 
> Richmond.
> 
> 
> On 23.08.2016 20:46, Mike Kerner wrote:
>> The fact that you remember how to spell the man's name just proves the
>> point.
>> 
>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> "Holereth my ass."
>>> 
>>> Does that involve 2 spelling mistakes or only one?
>>> 
>>> I'm trying to envisage hitting a donkey with a Hollerith card, which if
>>> you think about things is not quite as bad as if there are 2 (from a
>>> British perspective) spelling mistakes there.
>>> 
>>> Especially if one understands "Hollerith" to be a verb in the imperative!
>>> 
>>> Whichever way you cut things, that is in no way "High-Level".
>>> 
>>> Now bragging about how old we are, or how long ago we first laid our
>>> sweaty paws on an computer language is one thing, but doing things to
>>> donkeys or ??? is another completely.
>>> 
>>> Richmond.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 23.08.2016 20:33, Mike Kerner wrote:
>>> 
>>> OMG stop.  Let's not all brag about how old we are.  Holereth my ass.
>>>> I have not found an assembly language that I didn't like.  On some
>>>> processors, it's like writing in a high-level language.
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 1:27 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I miss eight toggle switches with eight little lamps (this was before
>>>>> LED's).
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Craig
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: stephen barncard <stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com>
>>>>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>>>>> Sent: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:34 pm
>>>>> Subject: Re: Strict is in; lax is out
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> C "is the mother of all languages": I assume you are being extremely
>>>>>> coarse,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> because C is not the "Mummy" of all languages.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> the most granular of all computer languages are the hex opcodes that
>>>>> drive
>>>>> your favorite processor of choice...
>>>>> 
>>>>> Assembly language programmers eat their young.... I saw that somewhere...
>>>>> 
>>>>> Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
>>>>> mixstream.org
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