Jan 102024

Here are the first few lines of a program I wrote over 40 years ago, an early attempt to model a massively parallel processor architecture.

No, the program is nothing special. And there are much better ways to create practical multiprocessor/multicore systems. The reason why I copy-pasted this image here has to do with something else: the fact that it was written in the Pascal programming language.

Pascal was just one of the many creations of one of the giants of computer science, Niklaus Wirth.

I learned yesterday that Wirth, who was born back in 1934, passed away on January 1.

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