Classic programming

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Sat Aug 8 17:27:00 CDT 2015

I think I've got a 68HC11 development kit somewhere if you're
interested; I'll dig for it and contact you privately if I find it.


On 8/8/15, Kip Koon <computerdoc at> wrote:
> 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
> Chiappa
>> 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
> branch.
>> 	Noel

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