Cobol and such was Re: Pascal in production environments (was Re: lisadraw)
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 6 17:35:18 CST 2006
> While I can name a couple of odd areas that COBOL
> made it into
> (believe it or not, compilers were written in COBOL)
> and Smalltalk
> lives on in a few odd corners completely unrelated
> to language
> research, those "caught ons" are minor compared to
> the areas
> that Pascal did succeed at.
I had thought there were more lines of code written
in Cobol then in any other language (up until a
certain point anyway, maybe ~2000 A.D). All that
business stuph running on Big Blue iron and whatnot.
Wasn't Smalltalk the first OO language? I conversed
with a dude who did some work w/another early OO
language, Modula-2. He wrote a BBS program for a '286
utilizing hi-performance serial cards (many of which
had onboard 80186's) that could handle 6,000
simultaneous chatters in 256 rooms. Tried to sell it
to GEnie, but they decided on using some mini for the
Delphi ain't too bad from what I hear. That's Pascal.
And has a visual environment that's probably as good
as VB's or better. Pascal does have strange tokens
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