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**Subject**: **Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT]**
**From**: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
**Date**: Sun, 4 May 2014 16:01:10 +0200

2014-05-04 5:27 GMT+02:00 Andrew Starks <andrew.starks@trms.com>:
> On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Mike Nelson <mikestar1313@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On the other hand, REAL MEN (all caps intentional) programmed in assembly.
>> Nobody had heard of C in the parts of 1975 I lived in.
...
> http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/story-of-mel.html
Thanks for that URL.
Dirk, who 50 years ago wrote (in Fortran, alas) a compiler for the IBM 1620
that took a table of pairs starting C',0.25;G,0.125;G,0.125,;F#,0.25;G,0.25;
and generated machine code that when executed would make a portable
radio placed on top of the CPU play Schubert's Military March.

**References**:
**number, math, and metatable?, ***Petite Abeille*
**Re: number, math, and metatable?, ***Dirk Laurie*
**Re: number, math, and metatable?, ***Thomas Jericke*
**Re: number, math, and metatable?, ***Tim Hill*
**Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT], ***Mike Nelson*
**Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT], ***Tim Hill*
**Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT], ***Mike Nelson*
**Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT], ***Andrew Starks*