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Why didn't C++ specify filename extensions?

They key thing here is that the header name used in the #include directive is NOT necessarily a file name! It could be a key into a library or database of header declarations. (It was true on VMS.) ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

The existing answers deal with "official" methods, but there were also "unofficial" methods1, for those with low incomes. Macintosh software, back then2, was prohibitively ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

Up until things like Compuserve and AOL (and then Internet for the masses) came around, floppy disks would have more or less been the only option. (CD-ROM drives in consumer machines arrived only a ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

In terms of formats for BBS/online distribution, StuffIt and MacBinary were common for binary transfers. BinHex was common for 7-bit text-based transfers. All three preserved the data fork, resource ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

The "System 6/7-era" extends from 1988 to at least 1997 — 10 years that saw a a lot of changes in the IT industry[1]. From personal experience, Software distribution was mostly on physical ...
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