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digitalmars.D - IBM was first to create a language called D

reply anonymous <anonymous_member pathlink.com> writes:
My father used to tell me when I was young about how he developed 2 different
programming languages that were used internally at IBM.  One of these was the D
programming language.  When he left IBM, he was thinking about asking them if
they would let him keep the source code, because IBM had stopped supporting D
and most people that knew the language hadd already left the company.  I just
saw this D site and found it interesting when I saw someone else had developed
another D language years later.  I guess it's a pretty logical jump from C.  I
hope someone made sure that IBM doesn't own the rights to the name ;-)
May 05 2004
next sibling parent "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"anonymous" <anonymous_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 My father used to tell me when I was young about how he developed 2

 programming languages that were used internally at IBM.  One of these was

 programming language.  When he left IBM, he was thinking about asking them

 they would let him keep the source code, because IBM had stopped

 and most people that knew the language hadd already left the company.  I

 saw this D site and found it interesting when I saw someone else had

 another D language years later.  I guess it's a pretty logical jump from

 hope someone made sure that IBM doesn't own the rights to the name ;-)

One cannot trademark a letter of the alphabet. Zilog tried that, and lost.
May 05 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent reply J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
anonymous wrote:

My father used to tell me when I was young about how he developed 2 different
programming languages that were used internally at IBM.  One of these was the D
programming language.  When he left IBM, he was thinking about asking them if
they would let him keep the source code, because IBM had stopped supporting D
and most people that knew the language hadd already left the company.  I just
saw this D site and found it interesting when I saw someone else had developed
another D language years later.  I guess it's a pretty logical jump from C.  I
hope someone made sure that IBM doesn't own the rights to the name ;-)


  

-- -Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
May 05 2004
parent "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
"J Anderson" <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> wrote in message
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 anonymous wrote:

My father used to tell me when I was young about how he developed 2


programming languages that were used internally at IBM.  One of these was


programming language.  When he left IBM, he was thinking about asking


they would let him keep the source code, because IBM had stopped


and most people that knew the language hadd already left the company.  I


saw this D site and found it interesting when I saw someone else had


another D language years later.  I guess it's a pretty logical jump from


hope someone made sure that IBM doesn't own the rights to the name ;-)


DLanguage!
May 06 2004
prev sibling parent phil <phil turboschedule.com> writes:
anonymous Wrote:

 Was the other language 'CLIC'?  I used both D and CLIC at IBM. They were very
useful
and powerful.  

 Was your father Jim V. ?

 My father used to tell me when I was young about how he developed 2 different
 programming languages that were used internally at IBM.  One of these was the D
 programming language.  When he left IBM, he was thinking about asking them if
 they would let him keep the source code, because IBM had stopped supporting D
 and most people that knew the language hadd already left the company.  I just
 saw this D site and found it interesting when I saw someone else had developed
 another D language years later.  I guess it's a pretty logical jump from C.  I
 hope someone made sure that IBM doesn't own the rights to the name ;-)
 
 

Jun 26 2007