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Author Topic: Spaces vs tabs for source code  (Read 1344 times)

sevenlayermuddle

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Re: Spaces vs tabs for source code
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2017, 12:52:59 AM »

Having then discovered C (pre any standard and when "the bible", K&R, started with Chapter 0)

Hah, I don't think I ever noticed the chapter 0 subtlety until this moment.   But I just checked (having my original copy still close to hand) and you are of course correct. ;)
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lloyd

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Re: Spaces vs tabs for source code
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2017, 01:52:01 PM »

Similar to COBOL, I recall.

Many years ago I was employed as a COBOL programmer and I duly wrote precisely one COBOL program. Having then discovered C (pre any standard and when "the bible", K&R, started with Chapter 0) I then wrote in no other language. If the code required, at the hardware level, was too cumbersome I would then use native assembly language.

My first paid job was writing for TI9900 processors, using Coral 66 as the high level language.  This had nice features for developing for embedded processors, such as being able  to map variables to hardware locations or registers, or drop into machine code when you needed performance, just by putting within a CODE BEGIN...END construct.  All in a compiler released in 1966!

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