Case sensitive and ludicrous statements
eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Mon Dec 8 00:39:59 CET 2003
In article <lcr7zgxn60.fsf at gaffa.mit.edu>,
Douglas Alan <nessus at mit.edu> wrote:
> Someone else in this thread claimed that CamelCase came to Pascal via
> Apple. And we know that Apple was lapping at the time from the font
> of Xerox Parc. This would explain how CamelCase made it from
> Smalltalk to Pascal.
> I used Pascal in the very late '70's and very early '80's, and I never
> saw anyone use CamelCase in it.
I still have Pascal code lying around from 1980-1982 that does use
CamelCase (with initial capital for variables and functions, without for
procedures). This would have been with Rutgers Pascal on the
DECsystem-20, so unlikely to have much Apple influence.
David Eppstein http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science
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