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Re: [tlug] linux engineer

On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 07:05 +1000, Jim Breen wrote:
> On 6 June 2012 22:56, Attila Kinali <> wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:25:43 +1000
> > S Gibson <> wrote:
> >
> >> Bash is a _language_.
> >
> > Unfortunately, all the cool people at CERN and Fermilab speak only
> > broken fortran...
> Don't knock Fortran - it was my second language (Algol was first).

That takes me back. I tried to learn Fortran from a book when I was in
high school (around 1965) but with no computer to play with, it was like
trying to learn a foreign language without someone to talk to.

> I have a treasured copy of the first published Fortran manual,
> ca 1954.

I used to have a copy for CP/M on an 8" floppy. I wish I had kept it. It
would have become a collector's item. Most people these days have never
even heard of 8" floppies.

Stuart Luppescu -=- slu .at.        
University of Chicago -=- CCSR 
才文と智奈美の父 -=-    Kernel 3.2.1-gentoo-r2                
I cannot remember if I have been using 14 or 14, I 
 think it was 14 and I am not near the machine to
 check.    -- John Kane (confused about his SPSS
 version)       R-help (April 2007)  


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