Rich kids are into COBOL

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Tue Feb 17 15:48:43 CST 2015

> On Feb 17, 2015, at 1:34 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:29 PM, John Foust <jfoust at> wrote:
>> At 01:02 PM 2/17/2015, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>>> What I read horrified me.  How could anything be that mind-crushingly
>>> verbose?
>> As compared to purposefully terse C one-liners?  :-)
> Life is more than [0-9A-Z.,:;/#$%!*<>()_-+]

I've been writing a lot of forth recently and I'm really *liking* the fact that the only
printable character that I can't use in a name is space (ie 0x20).  For example, it
makes much more sense to me to say #bytes rather than num_bytes or busy?
instead of is_busy.  ;-)

TTFN - Guy

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