OT: Language for the ages
ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 17:03:49 CDT 2005
Paul Koning wrote:
>>>>>>"Chuck" == Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> writes:
> Chuck> So, here's my reasoning. What was the programming atmosphere
> Chuck> like in 1975? ...
> Chuck> All this time FORTRAN has survived. Still a great language
> Chuck> for number crunching, it's withstood attempts by X3J3 to make
> Chuck> it a completely opaque mess of features. By and large, if you
> Chuck> write a program in FORTRAN IV or 77, you can find a compiler
> Chuck> for just about every machine ever made.
> So has RPG, by the way. My sister makes a very comfortable living
> writing in that language.
As distasteful as it sounds, there are people I know making their living
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