On Tue, 30 Dec 1997, Bob Crothers wrote:

> Why do we need C on the AS/400?  Because there is a LOT of 
> software in the world that is written in C.  Good, Bad or 
> indifferent, C is much more common than PL1 or even RPG.
> 


No argument here.

My point is simple this:  Think of how much MORE would be available if the 
industry hadn't allowed itself to fragment the languages!  Think how much
MORE would be available if we were using FEWER languages and just added
standardized functionality....

There's basically nothing in C that wasn't in the full blown versions
(non-midrange versions) of PL/I or that could have been easily added
later to the language definition.....

Don in DC metro

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