Robert.Corbett@Eng.Sun.COM (Robert Corbett)
Wed, 2 Mar 1994 22:45:37 GMT

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From: Robert.Corbett@Eng.Sun.COM (Robert Corbett)
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Date: Wed, 2 Mar 1994 22:45:37 GMT

[ATLAS has the distinction of being the first language with an ANSI standard.
I hadn't realized it was still in use. -John]

Are you sure? ATLAS was an IEEE standard (IEEE Std 416-1984). It
was withdrawn last year. I did not know it was ever an ANSI standard.

The language I have often seen cited as the first ANSI standard
programming language is APT. Given that the designation of the APT
standard is X3.37 while that of FORTRAN is X3.9, I am not sure that
even that assertion is true.

[You're right, it was APT. The numbers only tell you when it was last
revised, not when it was originally standardized. ANSI adopted the IEEE
Atlas standards using the IEEE numbers. -John]

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