[TUHS] History of m6?
dave at horsfall.org
Tue Nov 12 08:58:58 AEST 2019
On Mon, 11 Nov 2019, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 11:10:26PM +0200, Arnold Robbins wrote:
>> I guess I'll also ask, how widespread was the use of macro processors
>> in high level languages? They were big for assembler, and PL/1 had
>> a macro language, but I don't know of any other contemporary languages
>> that had them. Were the general purpose macro processors used a lot?
>> E.g. with Fortran or Cobol or ...
Late trivia: it's PL/I, not PL/1; rumour has it that IBM trademarked them
all up to PL/C i.e. PL/100...
> Well, there's Ratfor (Rational Fortran), which was implemented as a
> preprocessor in front of Fortran. I don't think it was used a lot,
I think I used it once, on the principle that I'll try anything once;
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