Rich kids are into COBOL

Robert Ferguson rob at
Sat Feb 28 15:03:50 CST 2015

On Feb 28, 2015, at 11:46 AM, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 09:19:54AM -0800, Robert Ferguson wrote:
>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 3:35 AM, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
>>> APL's cryptic syntax is not a feature; if you want that, you know where to
>>> find Perl or Clojure.
>> Your homework assignment is to read Ken Iverson’s Turing Award lecture, write
>> a book report, and bring it to class for next time.
> Oh, alright then :)
> I have skimmed quite a lot of it as it's quite long and I don't actually care
> to learn APL, but it has a few central points that fit in a few pages, with 50
> pages of exposition:

Well done.

I look forward to your thoughtful and modest critiques of other Turing award winners life's work.

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