brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Tom Breton tehom at REMOVEpanNOSPAMix.com
Wed Jul 17 15:26:03 EST 2002


"John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> writes:

> "The 9th Witch" <appalachian_witch at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ah2c4n$p6cbj$1 at ID-131540.news.dfncis.de...
> 
> > Not for business programmming, Parse. COBOL is still the most commonly
> used,
> > although C is used more widely in general.
> >
> > T9W
> >
> >

> 
> 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

Actually, not everybody.  I love Lisp, Prolog, and Mercury, and I
wouldn't claim any of them is more widely used than C, C++, Java, or
Perl, more's the pity.

> 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.

Heh!  I think she meant COBOL was widest for business programming,
though she wasn't particularly clear.

-- 
Tom Breton at panix.com, username tehom.  http://www.panix.com/~tehom



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