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Coding With Dinosaurs

Computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is.

So said Perl creator Larry Wall . His words reminded me of a poem which has been knocking around my mind for many years:

He coded in Fortran like hell,
wrote programs with whistle and bell.
Now feels that this tool
has made him a fool
but cannot get rid of its spell.
It would, I suppose, apply to many languages.