On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Donal O'Shea wrote:
> What's wrong with COBOL. It works. In fact combined with a mainframe it
> allows for reliable applications--a concept unknown and unknowable to
> most people today!
COBOL (and I'm not worried at all that some people on this list
can't spell it properly--that's probably a good thing) doesn't
allow for buffer overflows. (Well, it does if you buy my special
COBOL compiler--contact me for details. But only if you have a
*lot* of money.) Thus, one ought immediately to get rid of it in
favour of C++ written by your typical Japanese high-school-graduate.
(Am I in a bad mood? All right. I'm certainly justified. I've found
yet *another* web server application framework written in C++.
Where do languages like this come from? What kind of moron has the
idea that his co-programmers are competent? Hell, *I'm* not even
competent. And that's why I don't use, and why friends don't let
friends use, C++.)
Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> +81 90 7737 2974 http://www.netbsd.org
Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light. --XTC
Received on Sat Jan 12 07:26:56 2002