Strict is in; lax is out

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 14:55:55 EDT 2016


In the 1960s, amongst other things, I learnt to walk, talk, and read and 
write: not seeing any computery
anything until 1975.

Richmond.

On 23.08.2016 21:51, Peter Bogdanoff wrote:
> 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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