Case sensitive and ludicrous statements

David Eppstein 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.

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David Eppstein                      http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science




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