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Re: [SLE] Old Timers! Was: Choosing a programming language
- From: khadji@xxxxxxx (Patrick K Moorman)
- Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 23:18:51 -0600
- Message-id: <003301bf4dce$612241e0$0100a8c0@ozzymandius>
At www.python.org there is a good collection of docs, I have also purchased
a copy of Programing Python pub. by O'Reilly. It is a little over my head
(assumes some knowledge of programing that I don't have) but seems to be
----- Original Message -----
From: James (Jim) Hatridge <hatridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 1999 1:09 PM
Subject: [SLE] Old Timers! Was: Choosing a programming language
> Hi all!
> On Thu, 23 Dec 1999 avi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Good to see another old timer...
> I've got you all beat! My first computer was a NCR Cenutry 100 with 4k
> (that't K not mb) of main memory. We programed it with RPG II on punch
> cards. The NCR was built in 1964 and was upgraded in 1970 from 1k to 4k
> memory. It had two HDs each about foot across. Each would hold about 1 mb.
> One was for the OS and the other had data on it.
> My first computer job in Dallas was running IBM 370s and PDP 11/70s for
> Anyway,,, does anyone know of a good book online about Python
> that I can d/l? I've been thinking about learning it.
> > I started with PL/I and assembler with punch cards on an IBM 360, then
> > moved to Fortran on CDC machines (anyone remembers Control Data?), from
> > there to Fortran and C on VAX VMS, Fortran, C and assembler on IBM PCs
> > and now Java, C++, etc. on PCs. Did you notice how the size of the
> > machines is shrinking in my resume? ;-)
> > Avi
> > Jim Bruer wrote:
> > >
> > > >From the viewpoint of an "old" hobbyist:
> > > In ancient of days I learned Fortran with punch cards!
> > > Moved up to Basic with teletype machine
> > > Took C at Haavard 8 years ago.
> > > Tried C++ 2yrs ago. Started class 4 wks late and never "got it".
> > >
> > --
> > Avi Schwartz Get a Life
> > avi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Get Linux
> Jim Hatridge
> Proud Linux User #88484
> Jim's Beowulf Project
> Looking for giveaway computers and parts
> I need it all!
> Email Jim for details on
> how you can help build a poor man's super computer.
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