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Re: OT: Why is C so popular?

On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 22:40, bob parker wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 21:21, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 01:11:08AM -0500, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> After some exposure to a Basic or 3, Fortran IV, and Cobol 1969?? I was 
> extremely excited by K&R's exposition of the language. Somewhere around the 
> same time I read 'Pascal - User Manual and Report' and mostly fell asleep as 
> I waded through it.

Ah, no wonder.  Those old "line number" BASICs were Evil, Fortran
IV was limited, and, even to me, a COBOL fan, COBOL-69 was Truly, 
Totally Evil.

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

"What other evidence do you have that they are terrorists, other 
than that they trained in these camps?"
17-Sep-2002 Katie Couric to an FBI agent regarding the 5 men 
arrested near Buffalo NY

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