Real programmers flowcharted their programs, desk-checked the flowchart, and
then coded from the flowchart. Ergo any errors were the keypuncher's fault.
Although, when I first started on the AS/400, there was a guy on our team
(let's call him "Rick") that typed programs (huge things) straight into SEU,
compiled, and ran. Rarely were there any problems with his programs.
(Kids, don't try this at home!)
Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Eric Snow will be 0 for 10 if that pop fly comes down. - Jerry Coleman, San
Diego Padres announcer
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Deskevich
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: Decided to hang it up (punched cards and desk checking)
I never programmed on punch card machines, but was an operator.
At one job, programmers had to submit their compiles on punched cards.
Production always came first, and the operator could wait up to 24 hours to
run the compile.
Those guys had to desk check like crazy to make sure there were no syntax or
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