Sunday, November 4, 2012

BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language) was cool

BCPL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BCPL preceded B which preceded C. I had the opportunity to read a book about BCPL, by the  creator of the language, Martin Richards, IIRC, years ago. I thought it was a damn cool language at the time. It was like a high-level assembly language. Very simple and clear. The only data type was (computer) words, IIRC - as in, a 16-bit word. You had to do everything in terms of words.

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