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@ 2022-02-02 21:15   ` Nemo Nusquam
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From: Nemo Nusquam @ 2022-02-02 21:15 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Replying on COFF as firmly in COFF territory.

On 2022-02-01 16:50, Win Treese wrote:
>> On Feb 1, 2022, at 1:19 PM, Noel Chiappa <> wrote:
>> From: Clem Cole
>>> So by the late 70s/early 80s, [except for MIT where LISP/Scheme reigned]
>> Not quite. The picture is complicated, because outside the EECS department,
>> they all did their own thing - e.g. in the mid-70's I took a programming
>> intro couse in the Civil Engineering department which used Fortran. But in
>> EECS, in the mid-70's, their intro programming course used assembler
>> (PDP-11), Algol, and LISP - very roughly, a third of the time in each. Later
>> on, I think it used CLU (hey, that was MIT-grown :-). I think Scheme was used
>> later. In both of these cases, I have no idea if it was _only_ CLU/Scheme, or
>> if they did part of it in other languages.
> I took 6.001 (with Scheme) in the spring of 1983, which was using a course
> handout version of what became Structure and Interpretation of Computer
> Programs by Sussman and Abelson. My impression was that it had been
> around for a year before that, but not much more, and it was part of
> revamping the EECS core curriculum at the time.
I recall that one of the SICP authors wrote an interesting summary of 
6.001 (with Scheme) but I cannot find it.

Incidentally, SICP with Javascript will be released next year:


> In at least the early 80s, CLU was used in 6.170, Software Engineering
> Laboratory, in which a big project was writing a compiler.
> And Fortran was still being taught for the other engineering departments.
> In 1982(ish), those departments had the Joint Computing Facility for a lot
> of their computing, of which the star then was a new VAX 11/782.
> - Win

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