[TUHS] Algol68 vs. C at Bell Labs

William Cheswick ches at cheswick.com
Fri Jul 1 00:33:41 AEST 2016

I understand there were a number of problems that went the other way.  Motorola dropped the ball, software
was buggy, and IBM needed an immediate answer.

On the other hand, there was
no excuse for a Pascal compiler to be either large, buggy, or slow, even before Turbo Pascal.

> On 30Jun 2016, at 10:05 AM, Marc Rochkind <rochkind at basepath.com> wrote:
> Not for those of us trying to write serious software. The IBM PC came out in August, 1981, and I left Bell Labs to write software for it full time about 5 months later. At the time, it seemed to me to represent the future, and that turned out to be a correct guess.

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