Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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RE: It does NOT mention C#
by kargl on Tue 15th Jan 2013 03:05 UTC in reply to "It does NOT mention C#"
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FORTRAN, nor its more malignant sibling, COBOL, aren't dead yet.

Fortran is the correct spelling, and it's been the correct spelling since Fortran 90 was ratified some 23 years ago.

BTW, what language were you trying to use when you composed the above sentence?

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