[OT] Banks, Governments looking for COBOL programmers
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Thu Apr 9 12:09:15 EDT 2020
Martin Koob wrote:
> Just an OT comment with a tangential link to LiveCode.
> "People who are conversant in terse languages, like C, do not like
> COBOL because it's very wordy. You say things out in plain English
> sentences and before you even get down to doing anything you have
> to describe all of your data in a very elaborate structure," says
> retired COBOL programmer, Jay Moseley.
I have no opinion on COBOL, but when we see complains of "verbosity"
with LiveCode it makes me laugh:
The view stems from a focus on individual statements, somehow never
noticing that there are dramatically fewer statements overall.
Moral: Measure chars-per-task, not chars-per-statement.
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