[TUHS] off-topic list

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 02:03:24 AEST 2018

On 6/25/18, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> BTW: I can say, in the mid 1970s, I personally found the lack of defined I/O
> confusing when I was learning the language and (remember Dennis has not yet
> written the 'White Book' which was really part of V7).   It was one of my
> bitches about C compared to BLISS, which was what I was coming and was a
> very rich system at CMU - while I/O in C was really a pain because ever
> program did it different - everybody wrote their own routines - which I
> thought was silly.   Soon there after the 'portable C library' appeared and
> then with typesetter C, stdio.


The BLISS language doesn't have any I/O capability built into the
language (as do BASIC,  Fortran, COBOL, PL/I).  Being intended as a
systems programming language, it is expected that programmers will
write their own I/O routines using the target OS's I/O services.

-Paul W.

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