[TUHS] Popular 1980 languages [Was: Comments on "C"]

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Sep 10 12:01:22 AEST 2016


On Fri, Sep 09, 2016 at 09:59:26PM -0400, Nemo wrote:
> On 9 September 2016 at 17:15, Mary Ann Horton <mah at mhorton.net> wrote (in part):
> > When I was at Berkeley working on my dissertation, I wrote a tool that would
> > let you edit a text file written in any language you could define with a
> > grammar, with syntax and semantic error checking while you edited.  I had
> > grammars for several popular (in 1980) languages.
> 
> My curiosity is piqued.  What were these languages?

My guess is Pascal and Lisp but that's just a guess.  Oh, Fortran for sure.
Cobal maybe?


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