I just read about LiteratePrograms recently, but I've been interested in literate programming for about 15 years, so it's time to get a userid and (cue the What's My Line music!) "enter and sign in please!".
As to who I am, I'm the Ross Patterson you find on the web most of the time. I've been an active and occasionally noisy geek since at least 1972, when I was lucky enough to encounter an IBM 1130 computer system at Stuyvesant High School. Until 2000 or so, all the search engines knew about were me and some piano player. Since then, there was a movie called The New Guy, with some other "Ross Patterson" in a supporting role with Eliza Dushku. Ah, we should all be so lucky.
I've been doing email since 1978 (rap@mit-mc, if I recall), but haven't had much need to write on this "World Wide Web" thing (although I do support a small mainframe software package via a Geocities site). For many years I was involved with SHARE, an IBM-oriented computer user group - in fact, the oldest computer user group. I've also been active in the HTTP standardization effort, among many other Internet-related activities.
I release all my contributions to this wiki under the Creative Commons CC0 Waiver.
Some of the programs I'm working on or have contributed to are:
- New York State Identification and Intelligence System (Rexx)
- Soundex in C and Rexx
- UUencode in C
- Word count in Forth and Rexx
And sooner or later, I've got to get a round tuit and work on:
... and a whole lot that LP doesn't have categories for.
Stuff I look for again and again, so I'm putting it here and then I'll never have to again!
- LP info: LiteratePrograms:Downloading LiteratePrograms source code and content
- LP Subversion repo: http://en.literateprograms.org/svn/
- Deco's talk page: User talk:Deco
- Norman Ramsey's noweb page: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~nr/noweb/
- Syntax highlighting
- Comment rules: MediaWiki:Commentsbyextension
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