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

Michael Vanier mvanier at cs.caltech.edu
Mon Nov 12 00:09:15 EST 2007

I have a copy of "COBOL for Dummies" which I bought as a joke and have never dared read.


jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
> Andrew Coppin writes:
>> Brent Yorgey wrote:
>>>     Expressiveness certainly makes it easier, but nothing (other than
>>>     sanity...) stops you from writing a Haskell compiler in, say, COBOL.
>>> *I* would stop you.  Friends don't let friends write in COBOL.
>> That's the funniest thing I've read today. You literally just woke my 
>> mum up by making my laugh. Thanks! :-D
> I would be the last who wanted to spoil such a good joke.
> But... tell me please, ANYONE, who takes part in this inspiring exchange:
> How many COBOL programs have you written in your life?
> How many programs in Cobol have you actually SEEN?
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk
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