anguage, a very old programming language
. The kind of thing a sensible man wouldn't touch unless forced to. Because its syntax is so verbose, it makes the neophyte believe he actually understands programming better. But of course, what makes a good language is its semantics, not its syntax, and for actual programming, COBOL syntax gets in the way, while its semantics plain suck.
- Apparently, Cobol still needs support these days, mostly for porting code out of it and for Y2K-related fixes.
This page is linked from: Libero PL/I The True Story of Ada