OT: Language for the ages
pkoning at equallogic.com
Fri Oct 14 16:35:55 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Chuck" == Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> writes:
Chuck> So, here's my reasoning. What was the programming atmosphere
Chuck> like in 1975? ...
Chuck> All this time FORTRAN has survived. Still a great language
Chuck> for number crunching, it's withstood attempts by X3J3 to make
Chuck> it a completely opaque mess of features. By and large, if you
Chuck> write a program in FORTRAN IV or 77, you can find a compiler
Chuck> for just about every machine ever made.
So has RPG, by the way. My sister makes a very comfortable living
writing in that language.
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