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 Post subject: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:13 pm 
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All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?


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 Post subject: Re: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assem
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trident wrote:
All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?

No, Ken Thompson for example, he developed one of the first computer games "Spacewar" in the late 60's and was one of the initial developers of Unix. He currently works for Google on the Go language.

With all due respect though, this is a pretty pointless question. There were literally 10's thousands of people who programmed computers between the 40's and 70's and most would have done at least some assembly. Lots are dead, some are not. Maybe next time say why you're interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assem
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StudlyCaps wrote:
trident wrote:
All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?

No, Ken Thompson for example, he developed one of the first computer games "Spacewar" in the late 60's and was one of the initial developers of Unix. He currently works for Google on the Go language.

With all due respect though, this is a pretty pointless question. There were literally 10's thousands of people who programmed computers between the 40's and 70's and most would have done at least some assembly. Lots are dead, some are not. Maybe next time say why you're interested.


@StudlyCaps,

I am curious.

The majority of programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?


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 Post subject: Re: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assem
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trident wrote:
The majority of programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?

Most of the people born around 1950 have died.
Graph: Human life expectancy at birth, measured by region, between 1950 and 2050
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 Post subject: Re: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assem
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I was tempted to answer at first (seriously, just use elementary arithmetic to arrive at the fact that people who were old enough to do anything commercially in 1940 probably aren't around anymore), but then I looked up the OP. I thought you wanted to be deleted, trident? What's with your obsession with machine language, anyway? It's just assembly that is less convenient to read.


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 Post subject: Re: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assem
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@Schol-R-LEA, @DavidCooper, @Solar, please, answer this topic.


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 Post subject: Re: Old programmers that developed in machine code and Assem
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trident wrote:
@Schol-R-LEA, @DavidCooper, @Solar, please, answer this topic.


At this point, you have had the all of the answers on this anyone can give, and your persistence is turning into harassment. Mods, please lock this thread.

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