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FORTRAN was fun - at least compared to COBOL which was pretty much the only other "mainstream" language which stood a chance of running on different machines! If you didn't like the operating system, you could change it using COMMON to declare a single integer and then use it as a five dimensional block of characters ... Laugh | :laugh: Who needed pointers to overwrite memory you didn't own?

Then Algol ... The poor mans Pascal. No fun at all. Pascal wouldn't even crack a smile for Niklaus Wirth!

Then came assembler ... and total control over the machine. Loved it.
Learned C, used that along with assembler (The compilers produced terrible code, and processor speed and memory were both limited)
Played with C++, but even at the beginning, it was trying to be the overcomplicated lump it is now.
Ack! Poo! VB for my sins, which mush have been significant ...

Then C# ... And I still smile when I see it - and damn good language, though it's starting to get messed with by both the C++ mob and the VB fanboise, sadly.

Basically, similar rods; same destination. Big Grin | :-D
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