[LMB] CryoBurn it is
howard at brazee.net
Sat Jul 25 23:48:36 BST 2009
On Jul 25, 2009, at 12:37 PM, Peter Granzeau wrote:
>> I'm a long term mainframe CoBOL programmer, so I'm used to upper
> You have my sympathy (though the lower case "o" stopped me for a
I enjoy being a good CoBOL programmer. I do have to maintain bad
code, but bad code can be written in any language.
I use the small letter as a type of affectation. CoBOL stands for
Common Business Oriented Language. Where's the capital "O"?
> assume you do it on a terminal now? I started out with decks of
> cards, myself (and honed my typing skills on an 026 keypunch machine).
I moved to a terminal around 1970. I think I stopped using physical
terminals in the mid to late 1980s, using PC software emulating
> The early languages (ALGOL, FORTRAN, COBOL, JOVIAL, usw.) seemed to
> have used all upper case, whether parts of words or initials, and it
> was only later, with names that were names (Pascal, Ada) that lower
> case became used.
> Of course, those early languages were written in upper case, anyway).
*Everything* was in upper case then. I'm still writing programs that
convert upper case data into mixed case for new databases.
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