[TUHS] Algol68 vs. C at Bell Labs

Lawrence Stewart stewart at serissa.com
Fri Jul 1 06:47:15 AEST 2016


Regarding Pascal for the IBM PC. In its day, Borland Turbo Pascal was particularly fast.

But C existed as well. 

In 1982 I was building an ethernet telephone at PARC and used the 8088, mostly because
they were cheap (due to the PC) and because we had an internal C compiler for it.
I felt C was the necessary language, because that’s what we used on V7 at Stanford.

-L



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