[TUHS] Dave Cutler (was Re: Re: Happy birthday, Dick Hustvedt!)
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 22 07:33:39 AEST 2018
On Wed, 21 Feb 2018, Nemo wrote:
> Hhmmm... I recall using DEC's C compiler, which we called VAX C. Calling
> C stuff from VAX FORTRAN required jiggery-pokery and the other way was
> hopeless. I recall (assuming no wetware bit-rot on my part) that DEC's
> languages did not pass on the stack but stuffed the arguments somewhere,
> passing a pointer to the somewhere.
Would that have anything to do with F*RTR*N being call by value-result?
I.e. if you modified a formal parameter, and that corresponding actual
parameter was a constant (and only stored once), then...
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