Message from discussion Fortran Coding Style for the Modern Programmer
Subject: Re: Fortran Coding Style for the Modern Programmer
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> mturu...@finsun.csc.fi (Markus Turunen) writes:
> In article <DJ45y5....@ktibv.nl>, r...@ktibv.nl says...
> We easily forget the primitive environment, where scientists and engineers
> often wrote those old programs. There was not any screen where you could
> immediately see what you are writing, and editors were often very
> userunfriendly. So you were discouraged to write verbose comments.
> And I remember that 1960's there was a school of thought that source code
> should not be readable by itself, it only has to do job well.
> ** Markus Turunen ** scientist ** Vaisala Oy ** Finland **
Any other of you old timers out there remember how to 'cheat' on 026 key punch?
You could duplicate a card, and by jamming your thumb firmly on the input card,
punch a couple of characters onto the output card. VOila! Character insert into
a source statement.....
|Ralph Jay Frisbie |
|A flying saucer lover, |
|but not the inventor. |