Original CAD code in the wild?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Tue May 22 18:37:52 CDT 2018

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 02:31:58AM +0000, Randy Dawson via cctalk wrote:
> www.cadhistory.net<http://www.cadhistory.net>
> The Engineering Design Revolution<http://www.cadhistory.net/>
> www.cadhistory.net
> The Engineering Design Revolution. The People, Companies and
> Computer Systems That Changed Forever the Practice of
> Engineering. By. David E. Weisberg

Looks interesting. Thanks a lot for bringing this up.

> My question is, did any of the source code for these systems,
> Applicon, Auto-Trol, Calma, ComputerVision, thousands of lines of
> primarily FORTRAN ever make it out, where we could read and study
> this original body of mathematical geometry done on computers?

I suspect you already know, but just to be sure:

    "The BRL-CAD source code repository is the oldest known public
    version-controlled codebase in the world that's still under active
    development, dating back to 1983-12-16 00:10:31."

[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRL-CAD ]

I could not verify this claim, because I could not load SourceForge
page before my patience ran out (thank you, Javascript, I guess).

Tomasz Rola

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