[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?
ron at ronnatalie.com
Mon Jan 25 07:01:30 AEST 2021
Writing simple renderings isn't too bad. Trying to implement program
logic in it is horrid. Believe me, I spent years dealing with a system
that was sort of a NeWS spin-off. Shoot me before I ever have to use
a language without local variables again.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Larry McVoy" <lm at mcvoy.com>
To: "Ronald Natalie" <ron at ronnatalie.com>
Cc: "Larry McVoy" <lm at mcvoy.com>; "Clem Cole" <clemc at ccc.com>; "TUHS
main list" <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
Sent: 1/24/2021 3:54:51 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened
>On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 08:39:13PM +0000, Ronald Natalie wrote:
>> to do Java which got around the simple fact that as far as a programming
>> language for human programmers, PostScript is absolutely abysmal.
>Abysmal? Perhaps a bit harsh. The Sun logo was hand written
>postscript and I did the first SPARC Cluster and made a logo that was
>4 interconnected Sun logos in the same shape, I can probably dig it up.
>I think it was more weird, reminded me of Forth (also weird). But you
>could make stuff work in it.
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