|lower case email@example.com (gah4) (2022-11-10)|
|Re: lower case firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Walker) (2022-11-12)|
|Re: lower case email@example.com (gah4) (2022-11-12)|
|Re: lower case firstname.lastname@example.org (gah4) (2022-11-13)|
|Date:||Thu, 10 Nov 2022 12:57:47 -0800 (PST)|
|Injection-Info:||gal.iecc.com; posting-host="news.iecc.com:2001:470:1f07:1126:0:676f:7373:6970"; logging-data="94286"; mail-complaints-to="email@example.com"|
|Posted-Date:||11 Nov 2022 14:03:08 EST|
I hope this isn't too far off topic.
I am wondering about the history of lower case letters
in programming languages, and especially about case
The first I know about is C. Ones I knew before then
didn't allow then at all, though it might be that some DEC
compilers would ignore case.
[This is an interesting question. The IBM 7030 Stretch had
an upper/lower case character set, although I don't know how
much software used it. Algol60 was specified in lower case
but most implementations were upper case only. I can't think
of a language before C that was actually implemented in lower
case but I wouldn't count on it being the first. -John]
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