# Prettige Kerst

## Merry X-Mas

Prettige Kerst, Merry X-Mas. About 30 years ago in school I had to write one of my first C++ programs, it was supposed to print out a X-Mas tree on a green monochrome HP vt100 terminal connected to a HP-UX Unix machine.

I am not going to lie, I did have to think on how to write it again :-), and I have no idea if I wrote it like this back than in the early 90’s. Probably not, that was years before even C++98.

Of course the idea was to be able to pass the height of the tree as an argument, and not just use a number of printf() lines to print out the tree, like some other students did.

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