Classic programming

Kip Koon computerdoc at
Sat Aug 8 15:39:09 CDT 2015

Hi Noel,
Thank you for correcting me.  I was quite sleepy when I first read the
original email and missed the point that MCPL came later.  I have just
finished reading " The Development of the C Language" and I must say that it
was very interesting reading.  I'm waiting on the Revised R&R C book to
arrive so I can begin my journey through C and especially how it relates to
Motorola's 68HC11 microcontrollers.  
I viewed Dennis Ritchie's home page and read where he passed away.  I of
course never knew, but I know he will be missed greatly by many people I
would imagine.  I learned C++ first, so backing up and learning C should be
interesting.  No doubt I will miss a few C++ features.  :)  Thanks again.
Take care my friend.

Kip Koon
computerdoc at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Noel
> Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:15 AM
> To: cctalk at
> Cc: jnc at
> Subject: Re: Classic programming
>     > From: Kip Koon
>     > I have often wondered what the inspiration for the C Language was.
>     > -> MCPL -> B -> c, quite an interesting list of languages.
> I don't think MCPL is in there; B was directly inspired by BCPL. See
Dennis M. Ritchie, "The Development of the C Language":
> I got the impression from the previous discussion that MCPL was a later
> 	Noel

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