Only on certain maillists do you get this manner of comment:
BCPL is interesting in that it is quite close to being a sort of
generically unoriginal language. I’m sure many list members designed
and wrote their own compiled languages as children. My experience
(before I had met BCPL) was to come up with something surprisingly
similar, absent co-routines. Its almost the simplest possible
block-structured imperative language. I am sure most of the rest of
you have similar experiences.
This is, obviously, regards a discussion on copyright.