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- Subject: Re: Syntax and redundancy
- From: Chris Marrin <chris@...>
- Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 11:28:55 -0700
Stefano Lanzavecchia wrote:
Good point. In fact, forget about these newfangled computer screens.
To program APL you will need an IBM selectric terminal with your own
APL typeball. Now THAT was programming :-)
I noticed the smiley... Nevertheless I'll have to chime in... How happens
that I and 15 of my colleagues program daily in APL without feeling the need
for an IBM selectric terminal with our own typeball? ;) APL has moved a long
Ha! Computer screens. Why I remember when we didn't have computer
screens or keeeyboards. We had to chisel our code on stone tablets, walk
10 miles up a steep, wolverine infested mountain, hand the tablets to
the oracle and then wait three weeks for a reply, even if we had syntax
errors... AND WE LIKED IT!
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