DIP 1028---Make @safe the Default---Community Review Round 1

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 07:57:06 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 07:14:43 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
> The very first systems programming language that introduced the 
> concept of unsafe blocks was ESPOL, followed by NEWP for the 
> Burrougs B5500, in 1961.

Thanks for sharing, some fun stuff (Wikipedia):

«The original designer of the project was a Texan and soon 
started to describe the name as the answer to the question, "Is 
it done yet?". NEWP sounded like a West Texas version of "nope". 
Once the project was released, the name was "redefined" to stand 
for "No Executive Washroom Privileges" - a description of the 
type of person who would likely use the language.»

Love how some obscure internal office humour 60 years later makes 
it into an encyclopedia...


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