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The A-Z of Programming Languages: INTERCAL - a-z of programming languages - Software - Techworld
In this interview, Computerworld ventures down a less serious path and chats to Don Woods about the development and uses of INTERCAL.

Woods currently works at Google, following the company's recent acquisition of Postini, and he is best known for co-writing the original Adventure game with Will Crowther. He also co-authored The Hackers Dictionary. Here we chat to him about all things spoof and the virtues of tonsils as removable organs.
folklore  history  interviews  programminglanguages 
july 2012 by clonezone
The A-Z of Programming Languages: BASH/Bourne-Again Shell - a-z of programming languages - Computerworld
We chat to Chet Ramey about his experience maintaining Bash.

Bash, or the Bourne-Again Shell is a Unix shell created in 1987 by Brian Fox. According to Wikipedia, the name is a pun on an earlier Unix shell by Stephen Bourne (called the Bourne shell), which was distributed with Version 7 Unix in 1978.

In 1990, Chet Ramey, Manager of the Network Engineering and Security Group in Technology Infrastructure Services at Case Western Reserve University, became the primary maintainer of the language.
folklore  history  unix  shell  interviews  bourne  programminglanguages 
july 2012 by clonezone
The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne shell, or sh - a-z of programming languages - Computerworld
On this occasion we speak to Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell, or sh. In the early 1970s Bourne was at the Computer Laboratory in Cambridge, England working on a compiler for ALGOL68 as part of his PhD work in dynamical astronomy. This work paved the way for him to travel to IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in New York in 1973, in part to undertake research into compilers. Through this work, and a series of connections and circumstance, Bourne got to know people at Bell Labs who then offered him a job in the Unix group in 1975. It was during this time Bourne developed sh.
folklore  history  interviews  shell  unix  bourne  programminglanguages 
july 2012 by clonezone

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