Rich kids are into COBOL

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Feb 27 14:03:46 CST 2015

On 02/27/2015 11:52 AM, Eric Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
>> It seems to me to be very strange that today we're coding in a language that
>> was developed for a PDP-11 minicomputer.
> Developed for the PDP-7, actually.  Contrary to popular belief, the
> "++" and "--" operators were NOT the result of the PDP-11 addressing
> modes.

Well, as much as I hate using WikiP as a reference, there is this:


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