Language change and code breaks

Bengt Richter bokr at accessone.com
Fri Jul 27 22:03:08 CEST 2001


On 26 Jul 2001 15:04:40 GMT, piet at cs.uu.nl wrote:
>I know some people had to use Algol 60 dialects with only a single case. We
>were fortunate enough to have real Friden Flexowriters with upper and
>lowercase. Keywords (printed in bold) where made with backspaces and
>underlines, and had the nice property that any combination of letter,
>underscore and backspace that put the underscore under the letter made that
>letter bold. The Flexowriters produced papertape, which was fed into the
                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^
>computer.
>
You may know the significance of fgjqkw then ;-)
If not, google for it. There's a picture of a flexowriter
-- and an LGP-30!! (I programmed one of those in '59 ;-)




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