mjackson at wc.eso.mc.xerox.com
Wed Oct 25 16:18:12 CEST 2000
"Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at yahoo.com> writes:
> is news to me. Anyway, Pascal just took its ':=' from Algol (as did other
> languages, such as BCPL; C [its immediate predecessor B, actually] used
Fine point - if I recall correctly from the little code I've seen, BCPL
for the Xerox Alto used a left-pointing arrow (one of several
characters available outside of the usual set) for assignment.
Mark Jackson - http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~mjackson
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