History of C (Re: Why do you use a devil as a mascot?)
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Mon Nov 15 09:42:52 UTC 2010
On 11/14/10 20:44, Gary Kline wrote:
> TWo questions: didn't IBM create CPL? And doesn't BCPL
> Stand for "British Computer Programming Language"? (I did have
> both editions of the C book by Brian and DEnnis; then loaned the
> 2nd edition and never got ti back.) I think Dennis gives credit
> to BCPL Somewhere. Pretty sure those guys are all retired to
> somewhere *warm and sunny* by now!
According to Wikipedia:
> The Combined Programming Language (CPL) was a computer programming
> language developed jointly between the Mathematical Laboratory at the
> University of Cambridge and the University of London Computer Unit
> during the 1960s hence CPL gained the nickname "Cambridge Plus London"
Martin Richards, who invented/first implemented BCPL is technically
retired but still active here in Cambridge (the UK one):
[Note the address of Cambridge Computer Lab :-)]
"Although the wombat is real and the dragon is not, few know what a
wombat looks like, but everyone knows what a dragon looks like."
-- Avram Davidson, _Adventures in Unhistory_
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