Rich kids are into COBOL

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Feb 27 18:48:07 CST 2015

On 02/27/2015 01:23 PM, Roe Peterson wrote:

> APL was very interesting, but every implementation I ever used was
> interpreted, not compiled.  It made for some pretty slow running
> code, even though development was very fast for some things.

Again, it depends on the implementation.  I never noticed that APL was 
particularly slow on a STAR-100, but then,  that architecture suited the 

APL certainly encouraged thinking about things in a different way.  I 
wonder what today would look like if APL was used as a "first language" 
to teach programming.


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