Architectural diversity - was Re: Pair of Twiggys

Raymond Wiker rwiker at
Sun Mar 19 12:42:10 CDT 2017

> On 19 Mar 2017, at 16:14 , Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> On Mar 19, 2017, at 11:04 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> ...
>> That's because, unlike the COBOL Professionals, the Fortran people drank from
>> the OO KoolAid.
> Speaking of OO and COBOL, a colleage of mine has a button with the text "ADD 1 TO COBOL".
> 	paul

Given that C++ is the object-oriented descendant of C, one might expect object-oriented COBOL to be named "ADD 1 TO COBOL". In my opinion, the object-oriented successor to COBOL is called Java - it's similarly verbose, and like COBOL, originally intended for average, fungible programmers.

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