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gggustafson26-Jun-19 17:32
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The world in which programming occurs may change rapidly, but the art/science of programming does not. Consider COBOL. It hasn't changed in years. Yet most mainframe financial software (that drives most of the world's economy) is written in COBOL.

If one accepts Dijkstra's writings, one must come to the conclusion that programming languages are tools, just like screw-drivers and pliers. Their worth is not how often they change but rather how well they were initially conceived. Of all the languages that I've used, Pascal was the cleanest. X3J9 did nothing but to formalize the User Manual and Report. Wirth made one error - you could not link modules together (the reason that Pascal could not compete with C).

But look at C#. Releases almost yearly. How can a serious programmer keep up? I program using tried and true methods, not the latest fad. So as C# has "advanced" I have remained static knowing I can program everything I need with C# V3 and the Win 32 API.

Thanks for your thoughts.
Gus Gustafson

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