anything like C++ references?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jul 17 19:27:59 CEST 2003

"Stephen Horne" <intentionally at> wrote in message
> Anyway, Algol and Fortran apparently (I didn't know this until
> *always* used call-by-reference.

Not true (about Fortran).  I vaguely remember (about 1980) when IBM
Fortran switched from one calling convention to another.  I initially
missed the one-line change in the manual update sheets.  A working
program started giving strange results until I finally figured out
what was going on and then found the one line 'announcement'.

Terry J. Reedy

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