asmith9983 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 14:38:58 BST 2009
When I did my first degree(73-77) in Computer Engineering we used bits of
paper pulled from a bucket,each with a number on it to demonstrate the
importance of using the correct algorithm for a task using Bubble and Shell
Sort. The actual program was written(punched onto cards) in FORTRAN IV and
run on the Burroughs B5700 overnight. Some of us did extra-curricular
activities and also wrote it in K &R C on the PDP11/45 running Unix System
Andrew in Edinburgh
2009/9/19 David Dorward <david at dorward.me.uk>
> On 18 Sep 2009, at 22:31, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
>> On 18 Sep 2009, at 21:41, Piers Cawley wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at gmail.com>
>>>> Is there any video out there of l.pm doing the bubble sort?
>>> ISTR it was performed before the days of pervasive video cameras in
>>> every pocket. Leastways, I _hope_ it was.
>> Then we need a recreation.
> There is usually a nice open space at the front of the main hall that has
> video cameras trained on it at LPW…
> David Dorward
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