Tuesday, February 12, 2008

No mon, it wasn't always this easy

Reading an old paper on MULTICS, I came across this as one of the design goals of the system:

"To permit a degree of programming generality not previously practical. This includes the ability of one procedure to use another procedure knowing only its name, and without knowledge of its requirements for storage, or the additional procedures upon which it may in turn call."

Oh the things we take for granted today.


Rajesh Goli said...

How about "Ability to demarcate blocks of code by indentation" before python? :D

rash said...

nice man :) btw, didn't know Python was the first language to do that....