Cobol vs Perl syntax (was Re: Why aren't we all speaking LISP now?)

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Thu May 10 11:21:02 CEST 2001


"Andy Todd" <atodd at spam.free.email.com> wrote in message
news:Xns909D8B6323177atodddexterpinioncom at 203.2.194.51...
    ...
> The only programming course I took during my degree course was
Introduction
> to COBOL (for *$%@@'s sake!) and even then we had to submit all of our

I'm pretty sure in Cobol it's:

    for SWEAR AND CURSE PROFUSELY GIVING SOME SATISFACTION's sake

so why are you using Perl's syntax for it instead?


Alex






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