On 03/17/2017 11:09 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
and, although we don't know when YOU were playing
it, the march had
been around half a century, so was probably playing on the radio to
inspire Backus. Does that mean that Dan. might be right about it
being the predecessor to FORTRAN?
Valdres March has been around for more than a century--it's at least 113
So FORTRAN has some catching up to do.
It wasn't until the microcomputer era with BASIC, I think that FORTRAN
wasn't the first HLL to be contemplated for a new architecture.