Is "Vectorizing C compiler for the Cray" a hoax?

Mark Brader msb at lsuc.UUCP
Sat Apr 6 20:20:09 AEST 1985

brooks at lll-crg.ARPA (Eugene D. Brooks III) writes:
> ...  Just think, a C program running at 160 megaflops.
> A committee ... is implementing the full C language with one minor
> modification.  In order to have compatibility with Fortran all subroutine
> parameters will be passed by address.

Several people have rightly complained that such a modification would
make the language something other than C.  However, I wonder if any of
them noticed that the article was posted on April 1!

Well, Mr. Brooks, is it a hoax?
Mark Brader

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