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

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Dec 15 13:05:21 AEST 2020

On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 7:58 PM Bakul Shah <bakul at iitbombay.org> wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> > 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?

It's by far not the only program that's translated from a pascal-oid into C
before being compiled. The Moria game from back in the late 80s was
originally written in Pascal and ported to the PC by using a Pascal to C
compiler someone had written because it was easier than getting it to
compile under Turbo Pascal or something. Though that may have been a
one-shot deal. The code has since been rewritten two or three times...

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