On Wednesday 25 May 2005 16:35, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Wed 25 May 2005 15:09, kevin lyda wrote:
> > btw, several people keep mentioning pascal. i suspect none of us was
> > unlucky enough to code in the original pascal. borland's turbo pascal
> > was pascal with a nice environment to develop in. and i think it made a
> > great teaching language.
>> What have you all got against Pascal?
> The only trouble with it was that it got taken over
> by Computer Scientists waffling about programming languages,
> and so omitted to develop standard libraries like C.
>> I was always a fan of C,
> and introduced it in the Maths Dept in TCD,
> with the result that a formal delegation was sent from Computer Science
> to point out the error of our ways.
> In fact C was only saved because the head of department then, David
> Spearman, was a fanatical Fortran enthusiast,
> and regarded Pascal as even worse than C.
>> I've now seen the light, and realise that Java is the one True Language.
I'm surprised that as a mathamatician you do not consider Fortan as "the one
True Language" (whatever that is ). :)
As in the real world problems in different domains with different scales have
As any other job, just use the right tool for the job.
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