[TUHS] Algol68 vs. C at Bell Labs

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 12:35:27 AEST 2016

On 30 June 2016 at 20:38, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote (in part):
> Marc,
> Seriously, Marc I get it and you are better man for dealing with the
> craziness of the day.  Many of the rest of us would not at the time, and
> until we got "real HW" did not mess that much with it.

Anyone remember Desqview/X?  A strange beast, running some window
manager on X on a PC. They made available a variant of gcc and you
could actually compile some X stuff.  I say "some" because I tried
compiling something by running xmkmf+make  and went back to laying
subfloor in an adjacent room.  A few minutes later, I heard the PC
rebooting.  The underlying file system was still DOS and thus 8.3
names.  The source included headers that differed in the 9th place and
the stack eventually blew.


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