Rich kids are into COBOL

ben bfranchuk at
Wed Feb 18 00:33:58 CST 2015

On 2/17/2015 11:16 PM, emu at wrote:
> Zitat von Eric Smith <spacewar at>:
>> Without getting into the merits of Pascal as a programming language,
>> Turbo Pascal was at that time the best programming environment I'd
>> used, and (with apologies to C.A.R. Hoare) an improvement not only
>> over its predecessors but also over many of its successors.  The
> Finally somebody who liked Pascal ;-)
> I enojoyed playing with Pascal/Modula etc.
> However, paid jobs were FORTRAN & assembler back then
COBOL and FORTRAN in my mind are the main working languages.
All the others just seem to teach some sort of computer science
with the exception C that went with UNIX as a package deal.
My 2 cents. Ben.

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