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Dennis Lee Bieber wlfraed at
Sat Sep 7 19:45:41 CEST 2002

dark fed this fish to the penguins on Friday 06 September 2002 08:18 pm:

> I was just curious if it will do everything PERL will do, as i
> dont care for how PERL reads.

        FORTRAN will /do/ everything perl does -- you just wouldn't want to 
have to write it...

        Assuming some linkage to OS system calls, an ability to do comparison, 
branching, and simple arithmetic, ALL languages are equivalent in 
capability -- they only differ expression (usually targeted to an 
application domain -- I'd hate to consider writing a satellite tracking 
program in perl... well, to be honest, I'd hate to write /anything/ in 

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