State of New Jersey needs COBOL programmers
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Apr 5 15:20:09 CDT 2020
>> Edsger Dijksta said, "The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching
>> should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense."
On Sun, 5 Apr 2020, geneb wrote:
> I'm pretty sure he said that about BASIC, and I'm totally bummed he died
> before I could bitch slap him over it. ;)
His BASIC quote is:
"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that
have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are
mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
Here is one copy of his 1975 paper, "How Do We Tell Truths That Might
I don't know what language(s), if any, that he liked.
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