RIP - Remembrances In Programming

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    RIP - Remembrances In Programming

    Something for the old fogeys on the board to reminise over...

    The languages of yester-year which I no longer use, and probably never will again.

    • Pascal

    • Ada

    • PLM86

    • CORAL

    • RTL/2

    • Prolog

    • COBOL

    • BCPL

    • Forth

    • QBASIC

    • Several other BASICs like DEC-BASIC


    And assembly for
    • PDP11

    • Z80

    • 6809

    • Am29000


    What's obscure on your list?
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    Pascal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    Something for the old fogeys on the board to reminise over...

    The languages of yester-year which I no longer use, and probably never will again.

    • Pascal

    • Ada

    • PLM86

    • CORAL

    • RTL/2

    • Prolog

    • COBOL

    • BCPL

    • Forth

    • QBASIC

    • Several other BASICs like DEC-BASIC


    And assembly for
    • PDP11

    • Z80

    • 6809

    • Am29000


    What's obscure on your list?
    Am I to take it that you still use Fortran, or is it something that you never used? BTW, does your familiarity with the above languages qualify you as an old fogey?

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    > Am I to take it that you still use Fortran, or is it something that you never used?
    Never used it
    Unless it's a memory so horrible that it's being suppressed

    > Welsh
    Welsh (apparently) has the most in-built redundancy of any modern language, so is ideal for use on noisy communication links. Must be down to all that shouting between the hills
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    I've used Logo, Fortran, Pascal and Qbasic, but I've forgotten just about everything.

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    Just to poll you guys (and to see how old some of you really are ) has anyone coded with punch cards, and spent a few days compiling?

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    I haven't, but both my aunt and uncle did and they keep telling me about it

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    bring it back i say.
    punch card programming is the future of next-gen games.

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    <real programmer>
    #exclude <quiche.h>
    Hell yeah!
    If it takes you a day just to submit "hello world", you're going to pay a lot more attention to getting it right.
    </real programmer>
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    I had hoped to put VB on that list, but just like the bad guy in a horror movie, it manages to rise from it's grave time and again.
    hth
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    Because I can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyRyan
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