Strict is in; lax is out

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed Aug 24 03:34:20 EDT 2016

Really; that's nothing; we used to program with lumps of brown, squidgy 
stuff we fished
out of the open sewers.

Of course this probably says a lot about the standard of my coding . . .


On 24.08.2016 01:40, Devin Asay wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2016, at 3:27 PM, stephen barncard <stephenREVOLUTION2 at> wrote:
>> Imagine writing a Z80 disassembler in a 6502 assembler.
>> On Aug 23, 2016, at 11:49 AM, Colin Holgate <colinholgate at> wrote:
>> I did once have to program a machine using toggle switches. But that was as part of a computer course in 1982, long after the machine in question was still in use.
> I feel an Old Yorkshiremen sketch coming on.
> Ohhh, we used to DREAM of toggle switches. We used to program on our hands and knees on sharp gravel using nothin’ but rocks and sticks we fished out of the open sewers!
> ;-)
> Devin
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