REAL Programmers.. (REAL thing..)

Dick Dunn rcd at opus.UUCP
Wed Aug 1 10:51:16 AEST 1984

(Original appeared in net.lang.c)
>I've read all these summaries and comments on the new C standard, and I've
>been reviewing the proposed standard for Fortran 8x (X3J3, S7, version 89).
>I've seen all this stuff, and I don't like it.  I think all the ANSI
>committees have been paid by the DOD to make unusable standards, so that
>people will say: "This sucks! We might as well be using ADA."

This is one hypothesis.  At least it's not completely untenable.

On the other hand, there's a disturbing big-language sameness to Ada and
the directions taken by C standardization, FOOTRAN in recent years, etc.

Anyone care to explore a hypothesis that it's directed toward making
languages which can only be compiled on large machines (approx. equal to
"machines from large manufacturers") and for which the compilers can only
be written by gargantuan efforts?
Dick Dunn	{hao,ucbvax,allegra}!nbires!rcd		(303)444-5710 x3086
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