• Subject: RE: IBM pushing Java
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 07:53:26 -0500

Paul wrote:
>>You can use bad programming practices in any language.
>Of course, I've seen almost -every- language described as 'self
>documenting:'  RPG, COBOL, FORTRAN, CLP...

I wouldn't call any programming language "self-documenting".  On the
other hand, some languages lend themselves to this better than others.
As an example, I remember a COBOL program written by a fellow student
in university 20 years ago.  It was the most easy to read program I'd
ever seen and there were no comments in it.  This student graduated
at the top of his class and I doubt if he ever wrote another COBOL
program since!

Cheers!  Hans

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

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