What programming language introduced the word "field" to describe what we might call a member variable in C++? What modern programming languages carry on this usage as the preferred term?
I've seen this word used in both a C and C++ context but it always feels a bit foreign. I don't have a copy of the C standard, but the C++ standard uses the phrase "member variable". (It does use the word "field" in the phrase "bit-field".) Whenever I hear this I can't help but wonder where the speaker got that word from.