Rich kids are into COBOL

Roe Peterson roeapeterson at
Tue Feb 17 16:45:49 CST 2015

> On Feb 17, 2015, at 1:27 PM, Mike Stein <mhs.stein at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roe Peterson" <roeapeterson at>
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Rich kids are into COBOL
> I wouldn't wish a COBOL career on my worst enemy. What a god-awful mess.
> And yes, I know how and why it came to be.  And all about legacy code bases and 
> ----- Reply -----
> Good thing Grace Hopper isn't around to read that...

Actually, in ~1974 Grace Hopper gave a lecture at the University of Regina (I got a nanosecond!) and I asked what she would do differently with cobol.  She kind of grimaced and said "quite a bit".

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