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Fri Jan 15 19:16:08 CST 2021
> On Jan 15, 2021, at 6:41 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> There are some flaws in our educational system.
>>> Such as directing learning so rigidly that students are discouraged from exploring.
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2021, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>> Even worse when they are told specifically to "not waste time" learning
>> things like APL or COBOL.
> THAT is truly criminal.
> A viewpoint opposed to mine:
> "The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense." - Edsger Dijkstra
Then again, there was this observation from my sister, who made her living writing COBOL and RPG:
"COBOL is the programming language that gives you writer's cramp".
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