I ran across this interesting wall chart
entitled "History of Programming Languages." It is
available for free as a download in PDF format. It runs
from 1954 through 2004.
Pascal, for instance, which
is the language that RF Workbench was written in, was born
"C" began life as CPL in 1963, then
transmogrified to BCPL (1967), then actually to "B" in
1969, then to "C" in 1971. The infamous K&R version
hatched in 1978.
FORTRAN is the first programming
language on the chart, having begun in November of 1954.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster