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**Subject**: **Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT]**
**From**: "Joseph Manning" <manning@...>
**Date**: Mon, 5 May 2014 13:16:51 +0100

On Sun, May 4, 2014 15:01, Dirk Laurie wrote:
>> Dirk, who 50 years ago wrote (in Fortran, alas) a compiler
>> for the IBM 1620 [ - - - ]
Dirk,
Ah, the IBM 1620. Now THAT was a Real Man's computer,
complete with its impressive panel of flashing lights
and upper-case-only typewriter, as it clattered out
the program listing and results of a Real Program,
such as Gaussian Elimination, written in FORTRAN-II.
Ah, them was the days! Actually, they were horrible,
it's amazing we managed to stick with programming :-)
Joseph ( competing for the most-off-topic-post-of-the-year award )
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Joseph Manning / Computer Science / UCC Cork Ireland / manning@cs.ucc.ie
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**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*
**Re: number, math, and metatable? [RANT], ***Dirk Laurie*