[r-t] Writing method display software

Matthew Frye matthew at frye.org.uk
Fri Dec 4 18:31:30 UTC 2015

> On 29 Nov 2015, at 06:17, Alan Burlison <alan.burlison at gmail.com> wrote:
> And remember, Real Programmers can write FORTRAN programs in any language. Some things never change ;-)
> http://web.mit.edu/humor/Computers/real.programmers

“- Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTO's.
- Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused.
- Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements -- they make the code more Interesting.”

Damn all “Real Programmers”, then. The main program that we use in our research group is full of crap like that. Bits of it even predate FORTRAN77 and are still in use, along with Arithmetic IFs, and computed GOTOs (I didn’t even know what they were until I stumbled across one). And I haven’t even started on memory allocation...

Don’t do FORTRAN, kids, it’s not worth it.


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