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Re: (nrd) Programing languages as wines

by newrisedesigns (Curate)
on Dec 04, 2002 at 20:26 UTC ( #217585=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Programing languages as wines

Could it be that they get better with age?

Perhaps a revival of Lisp, Fortran and COBOL is in order...

John J Reiser
newrisedesigns.com


Comment on Re: (nrd) Programing languages as wines
Re^2: Programing languages as wines
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Dec 08, 2002 at 13:59 UTC

    Nooooo, not COBOL! Please! I promise I'll be good.

    Lisp and Fortran (esp. the recent, revised versions) do deserve attention though. So do Smalltalk and Prolog. All these "exotic" languages emphasise(sp?) paradigms that are imperative (hah!) to know in order to become a well rounded programmer.

    Java and C++ make you think that the new ideas are like the old ones. Java is the most distressing thing to hit computing since MS-DOS.
    -- Alan Kay

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Re: (nrd) Programing languages as wines
by pfaut (Priest) on Dec 08, 2002 at 14:10 UTC

    Chubb stopped offering classes in COBOL. I thought COBOL was dying a well deserved death. And now you are calling for its revival?

    while ($newrisedesigns->hasXP()) {
        --($newrisedesigns->{XP});
    }

    I never liked typing enough to be a COBOL programmer.

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