Re: Wave that shook the world
- From: Dave Thompson <david.thompson1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 05:27:31 GMT
On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 19:15:15 +0000, John Appleyard
> Star Trek characters are forever complaining about their subroutines -
> which I take as evidence that they use Fortran (presumably the SD44932
> (OK - people often use "subroutine" as a descriptive term, but most
> languages use a different word - procedure, method, sub etc. - within
> the code)
BASIC uses 'subroutine'. Algol just uses 'routine' although it is
logical for one routine within another to be qualified 'sub'.
44932 appears to be between TNG 4.24 The Mind's Eye and 4.25 In
Theory, and I don't recall any (in-show) references to IT/computing
standardization occurring around then.
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