> On Jun 7, 11:29 am, Fred J. McCall gmail.com> wrote:
>> Frogwatch mindspring.com> wrote:
>>> On Jun 7, 5:41 am, Arved Sandstrom hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The problem with using C++ ... is that there's already a strong tendency
>>>> in the language to require you to know everything before you can do
>>>> -- Larry Wall
>>> You do C++? Hmm, wanna make some money on the side?
>> Doesn't *everyone* do C++?
>> I find LARRY WALL complaining about C++ to be rather ironic, given
>> that he produced one of the world's few true write-only languages.
>> "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable
>> man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore,
>> all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
>> --George Bernard Shaw
> I gave up programming years ago although I could prob pick up Fortran,
> Basic, APL, Assembly and a few very arcane languages again.
In case you're curious, although APL is still around, modern successors
to it are languages like J and K. Ken Iverson, the author of APL,
collaborated with Roger Hui on J; Arthur Whitney, who developed K,
worked at one time with Iverson and Hui.
I've used J - it's an extremely concise and powerful language.
It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would
ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional
ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to
which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.
-- Nathaniel Borenstein