Considering migrating to Python from Visual Basic 6 for engineering applications

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Feb 22 16:45:50 EST 2016


BartC wrote:
> Our system must have been more advanced then, or designed for training. 
> We used a time-sharing 'dec-system 10' and it was usually accessed via 
> interactive terminals, either teletypes or the odd VDU.

According to Wikipedia the first interactive version of
Dartmouth BASIC appeared in 1964:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_BASIC

Also, the *very* earliest computer systems were all
interactive -- you sat in front of a panel flipping
switches and reading lights!

-- 
Greg


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