DIP 1028---Make @safe the Default---Community Review Round 1
pjmlp at progtools.org
Tue Jan 7 08:04:04 UTC 2020
On Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 07:57:06 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad
> 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...
It is also one of the oldest OS still being developed, nowadays
it is known as ClearPath MCP, sold by Unisys, and security is
naturally their main selling point.
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