Bob Munck
Bob Munck
Feb 11, 2018 · 1 min read

Writing code that any programmer who read can understand is a must-have skill for software developers.

Not a very encouraging first sentence for an article on this subject.

I tried hard to get formatting markup — think HTML tags — incorporated as a fundamental part of the syntax of the Ada language. Unfortunately this was in 1980 and we didn’t yet have very good examples of how it would help, just early WYSIWYG editors, IBM’s Text/360, and FORMAT. Back when I was still coding, I wrote a bunch of EMACS macros that would produce either a compilable file or an HTML- or PostScript-tagged file from my source code.

    Bob Munck

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    Bob Munck

    Old Techie, retired. Physics, App. Math, Computer Science. R&D for DARPA, Unisys, MITRE, NRL. Taught at Brown, VA Tech, Trondheim.