Language change and code breaks

Tim Peters at
Tue Jul 24 22:32:57 EDT 2001

> How did engineers cope with Fortran?  Fortran has long been the
> preferred language for engineers, after C.S. folks moved on to C and
> C++...

[Robin Becker]
> engineers of which I am one, hated it when we only had 6 characters and
> no case sensitivity.

Even Fortran 90 retained case-insensitivity.  This page is a hoot, and a
hint of what happens when backward compatibility is taken as absolute:

view-each-vendor-as-a-fork-ly y'rs  - tim

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