BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-06-93 (15:11) Number: 314
From: ARTHUR SHIPKOWSKI Refer#: NONE
To: JIM LITTLE Recvd: NO
Subj: qbsic --> .com Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Sunday April 04 1993 15:42, Jim Little wrote to Wayne Venables:
JL> ... hmm. Can't use ASIC, that's taken. So is C, M, D... WAIT! I know!
JL> Let's call it 'B'! Ha! Take that, C programmers! We're higher in the
JL> alphabet! Pthhhbbb! Nya-nya-nya!!
B was C's predecessor. BCPL was B's predecessor. Algol-60
was BCPL's predecessor.
JL> (P.S. Anyone know what
JL> out for years!)
It's the second letter in BCPL, which meant (get this)
Basic Computer Programming Language.
* Origin: [The BASIC Point] [North Greece, NY] (1:2613/313.2)