[TUHS] ratfor vibe

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Feb 4 18:26:14 AEST 2022

silas poulson <silas8642 at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:

> > FWIW, Brian has told me more than once that he wishes they'd done
> > “Software Tools In C" instead of in Pascal, and that the Pascal book
> > was a failure to read the market correctly.
> Ah, but then we wouldn’t have had his wonderful *Why Pascal* paper!
> Has Brian ever said what would’ve been different if a C version had
> been written?

No, he has not. I suspect it would have looked like the ratfor code
but with real data structures and recursion, and without the need to
build the standard I/O library (getc, putc, etc.).


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