-1

I am looking over Simula language to see how it compares to C++/Smalltalk, and I have two questions that are difficult to find answers to because each time I type in Simula into Google, it gets replaced by "C", "Python", or "Simulation".

  1. Was Simula case sensitive?

  2. What file extension was used for Simula programs?

  • The search term is "Simula 67" or "Simula I". – BobDalgleish Sep 2 '17 at 18:33
1
Simula is case-insensitive.

=> Wikipedia


After taking a look at the sample content in Simula from this piece of documentation (download the ZIP folder to view content), the files are saved with either the .sim or the .pas extensions.

  • Ah my bad, I should have figured to check the zip files to test something like this. Now I know. Thanks for the quick response. Also worth noting even without Wikipedia, the zip file contains samples like SIM3.SIM which is all lowercase, and TESTFOR.SIM which has mixed case. – Dmitry Oct 14 '16 at 10:50
  • Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Simula predates the concept of using part of the filename to tag a file with its content-type. – Jörg W Mittag Oct 14 '16 at 23:36

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.