Old Flatulence

Ran across this cartoon [Link] this morning

Took me back to the daring days of yesterday when I had a shiny new IBM PC with two floppy drives at home and was looking for an alternative to FORTH which had proved to be a bit hair triggered.

Just then Phillipe Kahn introduced TURBO PASCAL and for the nest bunch of years I wrote (almost) all my code that way. And published several papers from the results.

Finally had to give it up when Winders crept into the seams and you had to spend 90% of your coding time doing GUI stercus.

Thence, on the LINUX and back to FORTRAN. And the numbers get crunched good.

But there for a while, PASCAL was the thing dreams are made of.