[TUHS] Happy Birthday, Nicklaus Wirth
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Sat Feb 17 11:32:20 AEST 2018
From: Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu>
> Like PL/I, it also
> borrowed the indispensable notion of structs from business languages
> (Flowmatic, Comtran, Cobol).
That is an interesting insight. I always thought that structs were
inspired by the assembler DORG construct, and hence the shared namespace
The above insight goes some way to explain why PDP11 “as” did not have
a DORG construct, but early C did have ‘struct'.
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