Algol vs Fortran was RE: VHDL vs Verilog

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Feb 8 17:15:52 CST 2010

On 8 Feb 2010 at 14:25, Russ Bartlett wrote:

> Having used both - Algol!   Algol people viewed Fortran people pretty
> much the same way COBOL guys viewed RPG people.  

The curious thing is that the "portmanteu" languages, such as PL/I 
(FORTRAN, COBOL, Algol) or Ada inevitably seem to be less popular 
than the languages they were intended to supercede.


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