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Re^2: "Yellow Pages"

by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop)
on Jun 08, 2012 at 00:56 UTC ( #975071=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: "Yellow Pages"
in thread "Yellow Pages"

I must disagree. One of my contracts last year was writing new code in IBM System 370 Assembler, a language I learned almost forty years ago. The interface documents I worked from were "copyright IBM Corp., 1960". I got the contract because I did remember the difference between a BALR instruction and BASR....

"The more Things change, the more Things stay the same"? Not quite -- But I did use a fifty year old language and a thirty year old Debugger to implement an Agile based Test Oriented Development Process and delivered a subroutine library that plugs into an IPv6 enabled Network Monitor on hardware the Gene Amdahl would have felt comfortable with...

"Those who forget History are doomed to repeat it" -- Santayana

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I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

OGB


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Re^3: "Yellow Pages"
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jun 08, 2012 at 10:11 UTC
    Well I hope you are right; as I would love it if Tk and Perl5 was still going strong 40 years from now, and all my postings were studied for useful techniques. Just somehow I doubt it. :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
    Old Perl Programmer Haiku ................... flash japh

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