[TUHS] Were cron and at done at the same time? Or one before the other?

Bakul Shah bakul at iitbombay.org
Tue Dec 15 12:57:06 AEST 2020

On Dec 14, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Dec 2020, Bakul Shah wrote:
>> please don’t blame c++ on pascal folks. stroustrup had nothing to do with pascal.  
> I certainly hope not; Pascal was meant to be a teaching language, not a production language.  As for C++, well, what can I say?  It should've been called C-- ...

I liked C with classes though never had a chance to use it.
You do know there was a C-- (designed by Simon Peyton Jones &
Norman Ramsay) as a "portable assembly language" (even more
so than C) as a target for HLL compilers. 

> You wrote your algorithm in Pascal, debugged it, and then rewrote it in your favourite language (in my case, ALGOL-W).

Now why didn't Don Knuth think of that for TeX?

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