Re: your mail

Alan Cox (
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 22:31:20 +0100 (BST)

> > B was allegedly abstracted from bits of BCPL (cut down BCPL=B) which
> > did have a few minor things in common with pascal notable := for
> > assignment. The curious can find a free BCPL kit on
> >
> Not bullshit at all. You just __CONFIRMED__ exactly what I stated!
> I made a 'B' compiler when working for General Electric. It was
> written in FORTRAN and ran on a PDP-8. It was actually a cross-

And B looks nothing like PASCAL. BCPL did maybe , but you said B