[TUHS] // comment in C++
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Thu Feb 9 08:45:56 AEST 2017
On Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 18:06:53 +0000, ron minnich wrote:
> I've always wondered if this was done in honor of JCL, as sort of a riff on
> the dd command. Anyone know?
// had a very different meaning in IBM JCL. It's a sequence
indicating that a command follows, and I have a suspicion that it's
related to a prompt. In JCL (on punched cards) you had to punch it
with the rest, but interactive programs printed it for you, usually a
single character. UNIVAC OS/1100 used @, and OMEGA used #, for
Does anybody else have input?
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