Case sensitivity

John Roth johnroth at
Tue Feb 25 01:52:08 CET 2003

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at> wrote in message
news:POecnWYig4CwuMWjXTWcoQ at
> "Dennis Lee Bieber" <wlfraed at> wrote in message
> news:65cli-31d.ln1 at
> >         FORTRAN (at least up to and including F77) not only doesn't
> care about
> > case, it doesn't even care about white space
> I have this strange memory that IBM punch cards and line printers (at
> least some) were uppercase only.  Perhaps, after 30 years, I am
> confusing them with something else (like other systems with 6-bit
> bytes).

You're correct. That's where most of the single case stuff
came from - typical equipment from most vendors in the '50s was
upper case only.

John roth
> Terry

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