Pascal not considered harmful - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at
Thu Feb 19 20:46:13 CST 2015

>> Of course, I started writing FORTRAN on an 029 keypunch..
> That wasn't very good practice, was it?  Write on a coding form (or paper), 
> then punch, run an 80-80 list on a 407 and hand check, correct and then 
> submit.

Heh.  High school correspondence course.  Fortran. 66.  Coding sheets.  I 
hate coding sheets.

But I am so much smarter than the rest.  I have an account on the 
university Amdahl/470, with both Fortran G *and* H!  So I will just write 
and debug my code there, then punch a deck and submit it in the mail.  Am 
I cool or what?!?

How was *I* to know the poor bastards on the receiving end needed 
026-punched cards :-P


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