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Re: CR/LF problems after upgrade
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Jan 17 16:57, Cary Jamison wrote:"When I started programming, we didn't have any of these sissy "icons"
and "windows". All we had were and zeros and ones -- and sometimes we
didn't even have ones."
Christopher Faylor wrote:
I was wondering how you fit much on a 7 character line!
characters and used a new card when I needed to move to the next(stupid laptop drops keystrokes since I took it apart)
"line". No need for a backup either, since my programs were all on
convenient, flammable cards.
Of course, the real, state-of-the art oses I used could emulate the older
record based ones. But, once you moved to a time-share system with multiple
terminals, who wanted fixed-length lines?
You saplings. In my first microcomputer course we only had 8-bit boards
with a hex keyboard and a 2 digit LED display. Every program which result
you can't display within 2 hex digits is a waste of electrons.
"I wrote an entire database program using only zeros."
"You had zeros? We had to use the letter 'O'."
(From an old Dilbert cartoon*.)
*: Don't click on http://www.mscha.net/tmp/dt19920908.gif , that would
be a copyright violation. :-)