Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The undead turns 50 ... again!

Hip hip hurrah!

And COBOL apps are still being written by people who know what the fuck they are doing, unlike C# or .NET mongs.

10 comments:

davidncl said...

Lost a reader right there.

It wasn't that remark. (I used to be a COBOL guy, btw). I was more a string of snobby yet childish drivel from you that made me realise what a stupid ignorant cunt you actually are.

And what a fool I have been reading your stuff.

SaltedSlug said...

In other news: twitter.api is asking me for login-in details when I visit this place.

I can only conclude that your blog has contracted some manner of twitter-syph. I should have worn gloves before coming here...

Obnoxio The Clown said...

I've removed the widget. It seems I've been suspended from twatter, hence the widget fucks up. Another ringing endorsement of twatter, that is.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

@davidncl Help yourself to a full refund on the way out. ;o)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the fuck was up with davidncl.

Nowt wrong with COBOL except I've forgotten everything.

And what's with 'snobby yet childish'? Have they become mutually exclusive?

David Gillies said...

COBOL was bloody ancient when I started playing with programming back in 1978 (in ALGOL 68, no less). But if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Ryan said...

DATE PIC 99 probably cost us almost as much money as strcpy() and null terminated strings.

"they hold deep business intelligence and continue to deliver value every single day"

Or "It's so deeply embedded and we don't really know what it does so we are shit scared to change it"

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Or both. ;o)

Jim said...

"OpenID davidncl said...

Lost a reader right there.

It wasn't that remark. (I used to be a COBOL guy, btw). I was more a string of snobby yet childish drivel from you that made me realise what a stupid ignorant cunt you actually are.

And what a fool I have been reading your stuff.

22-Sep-2009 17:49:00"

WTF is your problem pantsinaknot...back away from the Java...sheesh it's nerds like you that give geeks a bad name

Anonymous said...

Still my favourite language, though I probably write less than 10,000 lines of it a year now...

And the "USS Grace Hopper" is the only warchip in the world named after a computer programmer. :-)

Pogo.