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Re: just how bad is Fortran?

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997, Adriano Nagelschmidt Rodrigues wrote:

> fortran (77) is horrible. Well, it _was_ ok, Backus was a pioneer,
> etc. But we are in the end of the '90s (and I thought only *my*
> profs were forcing students to use it!)

In the early 80's a local computer rag ran a tongue-in-cheek
dictionary of computer terms. As I recall, the applicable entry was 

Fortran, n. A language meant to be written and not run. Unfortunately, 
it is often run anyway.

 Michael D. Harnois, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Washburn, IA
 mharnois@sbt.net  aa0bt@aa0bt.ampr.org
 "Few sinners are saved after the first 20 minutes of 
  a sermon."  --Mark Twain

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