OT: Language for the ages

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Fri Oct 14 13:45:35 CDT 2005


> >Suppose you wanted to write an application for a manufacturing process that
> >will, in all probability, run for the next 30 years.  No direct control of
> >the process itself is entailed (i.e., you don't need the program to
> >operation valves or run motors), but you do need this program to compute
> >manufacturing parameters for each customer.  I/O requirements are very
> >modest, mostly simple keyboard and display.
> >So what would it be?   My vote is for FORTRAN.

> Forth.

PILOT.

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