What's a "snowplow"?

eifrig@beanworld.cs.jhu.edu (Jonathan Eifrig)
Wed, 9 Nov 1994 23:21:14 GMT

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From: eifrig@beanworld.cs.jhu.edu (Jonathan Eifrig)
Keywords: question, comment
Organization: The Johns Hopkins University CS Department
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 23:21:14 GMT

Cleaning out my apartment this weekend, I ran across a bunch of old cartoons
from "Creative Computing" I had saved from my singularly geeky childhood. :-)

Anyways, one of them depicts "FORTRAN - Monster From the Unknown!" in one
of those low-budget "giant monster attacks city" movie posters. A sidebar

"See the battle of the snowplows! The enire population of
Cleveland Ohio compiled in a single pass!"

What's a "snowplow"? If it's a compiler term, its certainly fallen from
favor, as no compiler text I can find mentions it.

Jack Eifrig (eifrig@cs.jhu.edu) The Johns Hopkins University, C.S. Dept.
[It's certainly not a term I ever heard, and I even wrote a book review or
two for Creative Computing. -John]

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