brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Parse Tree parsetree at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 16 23:23:47 EST 2002


"John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote in message
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> > > > "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > >But that didn't even make Cobol the industry standard, because
> > > > >*COMMERCIALLY* developed languages like Fortran and Algol became
the
> > > > >standard.
> > > >
> > > > COBOL was and remains the industry standard in business programming,
> > which
> > > is
> > > > the largest percentage of software in the country.  Algol never was
> much
> > > used
> > > > in the US.
> > >
> > > Are you implying that COBOL is the most widely used language in the
> world?
> > > That is not true.  C holds that position.  Actually, there are quite a
> few
> > > languages that are more widely used than COBOL.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Not for business programmming, Parse. COBOL is still the most commonly
> used,
> > although C is used more widely in general.
> >
>
> Well, now, there's a nice, concise, clear, FEMINAZI statement.
>
> "COBOL is still the most commonly used, although C is used more widely in
> general".
>
> Would you mind explaining to us poor creatures who're weighted down with
all
> those 3 1/2 billion extra brain cells exactly what this means?
>
> Everybody claims that their favorite language is the most widely spread,
but
> I must admit this is the first time I've seen someone claim that both C
and
> Cobol are more widely used than each other.

She claimed no such thing.  She simply stated that C/C++ was more widely
used, and that COBOL was more used for business programming (which I'm going
to assume means Mainframe-like applications).  These 'Business Applications'
are not the largest percentage of the software industry.

In sheer code length, I'm sure Java and C++ are much larger because of their
use in Academics.





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