[TUHS] Dave Cutler (was Re: Re: Happy birthday, Dick Hustvedt!)

Dave Horsfall 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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