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From: imp at bsdimp.com (Warner Losh)
Subject: [COFF] [TUHS] The 2038 bug...
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 18:11:25 -0700
Message-ID: <CANCZdfoB8RGGhnLrnrQsRZZ5A8sbR7Vx=XvqOPKcsf_OzmkM1w@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210117010943.GC27899@mcvoy.com>

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 6:09 PM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 12:07:14PM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> > On Fri, 8 Jan 2021, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >
> > >Heh.  In 1973 I was once required to abandon assembler, the language of
> > >Real Programmers, and write a program in COBOL (in fact, a database
> front
> > >end to COBOL).  I took revenge in the label names.  From
> > >http://www.lemis.com/grog/src/GOPU
> >
> > My favourite COBOL statement is "ADD A TO B GIVING C COMPUTATIONAL
> ROUNDED".
>
> I am _so_ glad I never had to learn COBOL.  I appreciate terseness, COBOL
> is not that.
>

Object oriented COBOL never took off because "ADD 1 TO COBOL GIVING COBOL."
didn't roll off the tongue.

Warner

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2021-01-08  1:39         ` grog
2021-01-17  1:07           ` dave
2021-01-17  1:09             ` lm
2021-01-17  1:11               ` imp [this message]

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