[TUHS] Non-US Unix Activities
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Apr 10 02:57:34 AEST 2017
On 2017-04-09 7:03 AM, Alec Muffett wrote:
> On 9 April 2017 at 07:34, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com
> <mailto:random832 at fastmail.com>> wrote:
> > I've posted a few images at https://dropsafe.crypticide.com/article/12714
> > Username "iy7" spattered around the text, was Alan Cox.
> > I suppose the most notable thing is use of asterisk, where C coders would
> > expect backslash? And the lack of types.
> Are those BASIC-style line numbers?
> I honestly can't remember; I think it was the Aberystwyth sysadmin (Rob
> Ash) who write a B prettifier (the cited BTIDY) but I can't remember
> whether B as a language used/ignored line numbers, or if this was just a
> prettyprint thing.
Looks like something added in printing and not in the source.
Mercifully, B doesn't use line numbers.
> There are mentions of line numbers
> in https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/btut.pdf
> <https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/btut.pdf> so perhaps they are a
> compiler convenience for diagnostics?
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