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Salem
08-07-2004, 01:25 PM
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?

Davros
08-07-2004, 01:30 PM
LOGO

glUser3f
08-07-2004, 01:41 PM
Pascal.

kermit
08-07-2004, 02:16 PM
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? ;)

Fordy
08-07-2004, 02:22 PM
Welsh

Salem
08-07-2004, 03:57 PM
> 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 :D

> 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 ;)

okinrus
08-07-2004, 10:56 PM
I've used Logo, Fortran, Pascal and Qbasic, but I've forgotten just about everything.

skorman00
08-08-2004, 01:29 AM
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?

Thantos
08-08-2004, 01:31 AM
I haven't, but both my aunt and uncle did and they keep telling me about it :)

sand_man
08-08-2004, 05:21 AM
bring it back i say.
punch card programming is the future of next-gen games.

Salem
08-08-2004, 05:44 AM
<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>

nvoigt
08-08-2004, 11:42 AM
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.

Speedy5
08-08-2004, 04:51 PM
Java. :)

StinkyRyan
08-13-2004, 07:20 PM
html :)

Thantos
08-13-2004, 08:21 PM
html :)

HTML is very much alive it just has implants now :)

kermit
08-13-2004, 09:35 PM
HTML is very much alive it just has implants now :)


mmm implants....

~/

Lurker
08-14-2004, 11:34 AM
Rememberances (languages I haven't used in a while and probably never will again):

-C
-C++
-Java
-QBASIC
-Every other (computer) language I've known

adrianxw
08-14-2004, 01:24 PM
I use Pascal, (hiding underneath Delphi), several times a week. Fortran is still widely used in academia and the scientific world - I use it often.

To add to your list, Modula-II was a Pascal like language that we briefly flirted with, and then several years later I had to convert, (to Fortran actually!). APL was interesting, but doomed by design. PL/1 I used for a while on ICL mainframes, but was heavy, as were the various RPG's. ALGOL was nice for maths.

Many others I have forgotten.

COBOL - brr, shudder!

I saw a job advert for a CORAL-66 programmer a short while ago - couldn't believe it. I've not used CORAL since about 1978.

>>> has anyone coded with punch cards,

Yes of course, I still have some. They are still quite readable and will last centuries, will your floppies? ;)