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Chris <> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM, David Given <> wrote:
>> this era with a contemporary one on an equal basis? Because,
>> depressingly, state-of-the-art in programming languages hasn't moved
>> much in those 41 years.
> Programming languages will never "move much" unless the underlying
> technology does.  We're still using essentially the same hardware
> architecture that was designed before we even had electronics.

Stack frames are newcomers.  Older architectures had nothing to deal
with recursion.

David Kastrup