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From: "Michael Kjörling" <michael@kjorling.se>
To: tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] A New History of Modern Computing - my thoughts
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:11:32 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6ebf6db1-fc22-4fa5-84e7-e269badd5035@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <E4D6B279-07DD-40B5-84C4-432D1E75CABD@iitbombay.org>

On 28 Nov 2021 17:47 -0800, from bakul@iitbombay.org (Bakul Shah):
> Was B, or rather BCPL, influenced by Algol68? It too had
> 	<var> <op>:= <value>
> as a shorthand for
> 	<var> := <var> op <value>

The already mentioned https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/chist.html
states that

"For example, B introduced generalized assignment operators, using
x=+y to add y to x. The notation came from Algol 68 [Wijngaarden 75]
via McIlroy, who had incorporated it into his version of TMG."

-- 
Michael Kjörling • https://michael.kjorling.se • michael@kjorling.se
 “Remember when, on the Internet, nobody cared that you were a dog?”


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-11-29 12:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-28 20:26 Jon Steinhart
2021-11-28 21:07 ` Rob Pike
2021-11-28 21:15   ` Jon Steinhart
2021-11-28 21:31     ` Ken Thompson
2021-11-28 21:47       ` Jon Steinhart
2021-11-28 22:17         ` Rob Pike
2021-11-29  0:19           ` Clem Cole
2021-11-29  1:12             ` Larry McVoy
2021-11-29  2:23               ` Bakul Shah
2021-11-30 19:27                 ` Ralph Corderoy
2021-12-01  8:46                   ` Rich Morin
2021-12-01 12:28                     ` Al Kossow
2021-11-30  3:18               ` Larry McVoy
2021-11-29  1:18             ` George Michaelson
2021-11-29  1:36             ` Bakul Shah
2021-11-29  1:47       ` Bakul Shah
2021-11-29  7:46         ` arnold
2021-11-29  7:52           ` arnold
2021-11-29 14:44             ` Larry McVoy
2021-11-29 12:11         ` Michael Kjörling [this message]
2021-11-28 21:23   ` Thomas Paulsen
2021-11-28 21:39     ` Steve Nickolas
2021-11-28 22:41       ` Ron Natalie
2021-11-28 21:40   ` Larry McVoy
2021-11-29 15:37 ` Phil Budne
2021-11-28 23:12 Noel Chiappa
2021-11-28 23:35 ` Adam Thornton
2021-11-29  1:53   ` John Cowan
2021-11-29 13:48   ` Dan Halbert

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