[TUHS] C entry keyword

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 23:32:23 AEST 2018

On 10/30/18, Angelo Papenhoff <aap at papnet.eu> wrote:
> On 30/10/18, Steve Simon wrote:
>> “entry” was a reserved word in K&R Ed.1,
>> my personal favourite C trivia. I have never seen it used outside fortran
>> on mainframes though.
> I think PL/1 on Multics uses it, which is probably how it "got into" C.
PL/1 inherited the concept of routines with multiple entry points from Fortran.

Did the early K&R C compilers actually implement multiple entry point
routines, or was the keyword simply reserved for future use?

-Paul W.

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