[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL: vintage vs. legacy code
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Thu Jun 1 12:24:54 EDT 2017
Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Bob Applegate via vcf-midatlantic
> < vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > When you need to save a few bytes, assembly is your friend.
> Oh, don't misunderstand me, I have no problems with assembly.
> But the last assembly I wrote was probably back in 1992 or so.
> Moving from 8080 to 6502 sure felt like a different programming
> language to me. And then 8088 did too. Addressing modes make
> a lot of difference.
True, but compared to a "modern" programmer that can barely
understand pointers in his/her high level language...
And doesn't "need" to or want to...
Arg! You damn kids! Get off my lawn!
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