• Subject: Re: Proportion of programming languages on AS400
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 14:23:24 -0500

oh.  Glad to bring happiness to a curmudgeon.   Was any one part funnier 
than the other parts?

I swear that I remember this from way back in the early 1970s.  What 
language were they using then?  Isn't C and C++ much newer than the 1970s?

Booth Martin

"Simon Coulter" <shc@flybynight.com.au>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
11/20/1999 07:12 AM
Please respond to MIDRANGE-L

        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Proportion of programming languages on AS400

Hello Booth,

That's the funniest thing I've read since Paul Musselmans missive earlier 
this week!

Simon Coulter.

 Reply-To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Cc: none
> Subject: Re: Proportion of programming languages on AS400

> Along these lines, is it Urban Legend that early on all of IBM's 
> programmers wrote  the mid-range system programming in RPG and that is 
> reason it became so tight and well behaved?

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