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Re: 8 Bit machines?
« Reply #75 on: 13:49, 03 May 11 »
At the time, language like Cobol were actually used in so many companies (banks ?).
Having +64K, disk drives and Colour monitor could really be helpfull...

COBOL for me was horrible, even some of the modern forms of the language enforced a standard structure because that language had been going since the 50s when they used Computer Punchcards to write your programs. Early BASIC (1964) probably expected the same, though Forth is another one, and this was even happening when Forth-77 came out!  ???
 
Though their okay once you now the layout, though they are simply not like BASIC, Pascal, C or whatever modern language where you could put your code anywhere. I think they stuck with this structure because businesses and scientists accepted it and deemed it suitable for presenting a fairly readable language.
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Re: 8 Bit machines?
« Reply #76 on: 20:48, 03 May 11 »
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/real.programmers.html

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Real Programmers use  Fortran.  Quiche Eaters use Pascal.
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Also :
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Category:Cobol

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The COBOL specification was created by Grace Murray Hopper during the second half of 1959.  Yes, it's a woman's creation... 
Yet a Badass woman... ???

Cobol sticked because...
Bank and Financial companies were amongst the bigger user of computers...since the begining.

COmmon Business Oriented Language
 
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Re: 8 Bit machines?
« Reply #77 on: 20:52, 03 May 11 »
Hehe, these Douchebags never heart about machine code ;)
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Re: 8 Bit machines?
« Reply #78 on: 09:58, 04 May 11 »

And there in lies the problem...  ;)

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Re: 8 Bit machines?
« Reply #79 on: 10:27, 04 May 11 »
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/real.programmers.html
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Quiche is very nice when done properly, FORTRAN & COBOL is designed for perfectionists & OS/360 is only okay if you're running a series of Office Blocks (what do you think used to run Traffic Lights in the 60s?  ;D ).

 

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Also :
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Category:Cobol
Yet a Badass woman... ???

Undoubably since it was Grace Hopper's fault for jamming a computer bug into a Harvard Mark I - "A Moth".  ???
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