Kevlin Henney’s procedural programming talk

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I’ve been getting stuck into watching videos about computer history again, from 1980s home computers and core memory, to fundamental concepts about programming languages and system design.

I just finished watching Kevlin’s talk from 2017, which took us through Algol-68 to golang, with as much explanation given for the why as much as the how (everything that’s old is new again)! Also, who knew Shakespeare was a developer?

Play Procedural Programming: It's Back? It Never Went Away

This is one for rewatching on the couch next weekend.

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