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Jim Balter

I'm mentioned in RFC 57 (probably before you were born) and served on the C standards committee, X3J11 ... I was the first person in the world to vote to accept the C standard (due to voting in alphabetical order) ... sometimes I regret it.

Machines I've programmed on, that I remember:

  • IBM 1620
  • IBM 360/{75,91,20} 370
  • SDS (XDS) Sigma 7
  • Varian 620-f
  • PDP-11/{40,45,70,20}
  • VAX-7[58]0
  • Amiga [123]000
  • Various PC's

Operating systems:

  • OS/360
  • SEX (Sigma 7 Executive)
  • Varian DOS
  • RSX-11[DM], RT-11
  • UNIX 6, 7, PWB, System III, System V
  • AmigaDos
  • Linux
  • Windows 95, 98, NT, 7, 8, 10

Programming languages:

  • FORTRAN II, IV
  • Assembler for all the machines listed above
  • PL/I
  • APL
  • Snobol 3, 4
  • Meta 5
  • Algol, Burroughs Algol, Algol 68
  • PL/360
  • MUMPS
  • RPG
  • FORTH
  • Pascal
  • Oberon
  • IPL-V, LISP
  • MIX
  • Draco
  • C, C++, C#
  • Shell scripting, SED, AWK
  • REXX
  • Perl 4, 5
  • Java
  • D
  • Scala
  • Nim[rod]
  • dabbling in numerous others

I've done lots of other things too.

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