could be someone who learned on unidata too. unidata supports proc, but there 
doesn't appear to be a manual for it (If anyone has one, can I get a copy?). If 
you were doing new development on unidata, you may easily never have seen a 
proc.

On Sep 13, 2011, at 12:56 PM, Wols Lists wrote:

> On 09/09/11 20:53, Wjhonson wrote:
>> 
>> By the way, I today, for the first time in my career, encountered a seasoned 
>> Pick BASIC programmer, conversant with Paragraphs, but who did not know what 
>> Proc was.  Never heard of it.
>> 
> That could easily be true of any BASIC programmer who learnt on Primes.
> Actually, that sounds almost certainly like that's the case, seeing as
> PAragraphs first appeared on Prime, specifically as the replacement for
> PROC.
> 
> INFORMATION only (officially) got PROC when it was already on its death
> bed ... iirc the last version ever released was 8.1, and the first
> version with PROC was 8.0.
> 
> Certainly I've never been near the thing - never really encountered it
> although I did know of its existence.
> 
> Cheers,
> Wol
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