[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL: vintage vs. legacy code

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 1 13:14:51 EDT 2017

On 06/01/2017 12:24 PM, William Sudbrink via vcf-midatlantic 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!

  I'm happy to charge exorbitant sums to clean up the messes they make.
You should be too. :)


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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