[Novalug] Best programming language for "munging?" Not Perl? Ruby? Python?
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Oct 29 01:10:07 EDT 2009
Bruce O. Benson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 12:39 AM, Charles M Howe <cmhowe at patriot.net
> <mailto:cmhowe at patriot.net>> wrote:
> I recall that there is a language, or maybe I should say "language",
> name forgotten, which was assembly language, essentially. I didn't
> really look at it, but I supposed it had the control features of a
> language like C or Pascual
> I also remember that recently I read about a guy, or maybe it was a two
> man team, who were writing an OS in assembly language. They were pretty
> far along and they could fit it on a floppy.
> Reminds me of an old OS joke:
> Q: What does it take to write a real-time operating system?
> A: Stick two programmers in a basement with a keg of beer during a long
> Canadian winter.
I always wondered why the "exit" function was named "take_off".
P.S. Hmmm, Seattle is awful close to Canada!
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