[freetds] too many casts, sire
brian at bruns.com
brian at bruns.com
Tue Apr 13 17:35:34 EDT 2004
In my day we only had 1's and 0's and sometimes we didn't even have
the 1's! ;-)
I learned C on an Altos system III box (not sure the exact model, I
never actually saw the thing). Later I owned an IBM RT of my very own
purchased second hand from the university. Oh, the thrill of my very
first root account!
On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:51:12 -0700, Michael Peppler wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 08:25, Lowden, James K wrote:
> > > From: Thompson, Bill D (London) [mailto:bill_d_thompson at ml.com]
> > > Sent: April 13, 2004 9:04 AM
> > >
> > > I taught myself C on an IBM RT PC 6150 (anyone else remember
> > > those ?) some 17 years ago.
> > Sure I remember them. Never used one, though.
> Same here - first Unix box was a Sun 386i...
> > The language evolves, for sure. I remember in 1994 I was porting
> > VMS C to C++ on what they called "Daytona", later known as NT 3.5.
> > The C I knew was K&R, and I couldn't believe it when I found
> > being copied by assignment (instead of memcpy). It earned me a
> > "welcome to the '90s" from my team mates.
> I remember that feature getting added to the MS-DOS C compilers in
> mid 80s. For me it was the reverse of going from pseudo-ansi C in
> to K&R on the Sun box (which meant that I installed gcc as soon as I
> The weirdest C compiler I ever used was included in the Waterloo Port
> that I used for a few years in the mid-80s (Waterloo Port was a
> micro-kernel network OS that could host MS-DOS in a "DOS-BOX" similar
> what OS/2 did).
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