hello! i wrote (!) about has css has evolved over the past 20 years, at least as i remember it https://eev.ee/blog/2020/02/01/old-css-new-css/
@sir Bourne Shell was first in v7 UNIX, and was never written in any dialect of assembly. There is no other tool in the v7 source tree that’s as quite as demented as this, though a few come close. Bourne was just a psychopath. My favorite thing ever is that the original IOCCC announcement on Usenet was directly caused by someone having to fix a bug in Bourne’s awful “C”!
*Q: How did the IOCCC get started? A: One day (23 March 1984 to be exact), back Larry Bassel and I (Landon Curt Noll) were working for National Semiconductor’s Genix porting group, we were both in our offices trying to fix some very broken code. Larry had been trying to fix a bug in the classic Bourne shell (C code #defined to death to sort of look like Algol) and I had been working on the finger program from early BSD (a bug ridden finger implementation to be sure). We happened to both wander (at the same time) out to the hallway in Building 7C to clear our heads.
We began to compare notes: ‘’You won’t believe the code I am trying to fix’’. And: ‘’Well you cannot imagine the brain damage level of the code I’m trying to fix’’. As well as: ‘’It’s more than bad code, the author really had to try to make it this bad!’’.*
Lisp! C! Forth! APL! Unix!
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko