[Haskell-cafe] Somewhat random history question - chicken and egg

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Sun Nov 11 19:03:18 EST 2007

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 ajb at spamcop.net wrote:

> G'day all.
> Quoting jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr:
> > But... tell me please, ANYONE, who takes part in this inspiring
> > exchange: How many COBOL programs have you written in your life?
> As you well know, only one COBOL program has ever been written.  The
> rest are just modifications of it.
> Actually, a more interesting problem is what you'd replace COBOL with,
> and how you'd go about it.  Wouldn't it be nice if there was a modern
> language that you could write or rewrite new parts of your COBOL
> application in, and it all worked seamlessly with what you already had?

Do you think of something like ABAP?

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