HTML source code?? (was: Call for Resources for CDC 6000/Cyber 70Series Emulator

From: Eric Chomko <>
Date: Fri Jun 1 14:57:50 2001

"Fred Cisin (XenoSoft)" wrote:

> > -- Derek (hoping for watchpoints or formatted display of
> > the source code -- i.e., with italics or proportional spacing)
> Certain styling of formatted source code could be really nice.
> But IMAGINE the abuses! It could be as bad as the introduction of HTML to
> e-mail.
> Italics, bold-face, even different sizes of fonts could be useful.
> BUT, ... it was well more than 20 years ago (in computer magazines), that
> people found out what a DISASTER proportional spacing is for source code.
> ("How many spaces do there need to be there?"
> Am I the only one here who is old enough to remember how bad that was?

No Fred. Nothing worse than looking at your assembly source code with the
op codes, operands and comments DIDN'T line up nicely. I learned to used
font in a hurry!


> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Fri Jun 01 2001 - 14:57:50 BST

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