QuoteOriginally posted by: dd3QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanQuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanthey should call this History of american languagesNiklas Wirth (Pascal, Modula, Oberon), Swiss, would not like this. He always blamed the emergence of FAT languages Niklaus it is I read 3 books of his, loved them all. My apologies to europeans, I should have said "Western languages". I meant to make a point that there were languages behind the Iron curtain tooI was thinking this. The ones that put Sputnik in space, ahead of the Americans, for example. I'm sure they had the first computers in their science and military complexes. (They invented chess and gymnastics).Hey cuch, you missed the loom. Info about Soviet space programmeAmazing. It is consistent with all expectations.QuoteIt may be of interest that APL was directly related to the design of the Soviet space shuttle "Buran." Heat protection is one of the major elements in the construction of apparatus of that type. It is made out of composition materials. Mathematical models of the process of drying and roasting of plates covering the hull were made with the help of APL. As a result, the percentage of defects during the production of the cover plates was reduced, saving a lot of money and effort.