OT: What is BASIC? (was Re: What is Python?)
nobody at nowhere.nohow
Thu Sep 21 15:09:03 CEST 2000
In article <8qcvr4$41v$1 at panix2.panix.com>, Aahz Maruch wrote:
>That "feature" was essentially borrowed directly from FORTRAN. IIRC,
>FORTRAN variables starting with I-N defaulted to ints. Now you know why
>the canonical loop variables are "i" and "j".
I think it was the other way around. FORTRAN implimented [i-n] as ints (and
users used them as loop variables) because in the notation used in math and
science they were commonly used as indexes/subscripts.
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