Rich kids are into COBOL

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Tue Feb 17 15:53:01 CST 2015

Indeed; given the choice I think I'd much rather
modify an old file-handling report-printing
business program written in COBOL than most other

I mean, what could be simpler and more


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Foust" <jfoust at>
To: <cctalk at>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

> At 01:02 PM 2/17/2015, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>>What I read horrified me.  How could anything be
>>that mind-crushingly
> As compared to purposefully terse C one-liners?
> :-)
> - John

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