Ημερομηνία: Δευ 23 Δεκ 2002 - 14:03:19 EET
Programming Languages are Like Cars
Assembler: A formula I race car. Very fast but difficult to drive and
FORTRAN II: A Model T Ford. Once it was the king of the road.
FORTRAN IV: A Model A Ford.
FORTRAN 77: a six-cylinder Ford Fairlane with standard transmission and no
COBOL: A delivery van. It's bulky and ugly but it does the work.
BASIC: A second-hand Rambler with a rebuilt engine and patched upholstery.
Your dad bought it for you to learn to drive. You'll ditch it as soon as you
can afford a new one.
PL/I: A Cadillac convertible with automatic transmission, a two-tone paint
job, white-wall tires, chrome exhaust pipes, and fuzzy dice hanging in the
C++: A black Firebird, the all macho car. Comes with optional seatbelt
(lint) and optional fuzz buster (escape to assembler).
ALGOL 60: An Austin Mini. Boy that's a small car.
ALGOL 68: An Aston Martin. An impressive car but not just anyone can drive
Pascal: A Volkswagon Beetle. It's small but sturdy. Was once popular with
LISP: An electric car. It's simple but slow. Seat belts are not available.
PROLOG/LUCID: Prototype concept cars.
FORTH: A go-cart.
LOGO: A kiddie's replica of a Rolls Royce. Comes with a real engine and a
APL: A double-decker bus. It takes rows and columns of passengers to the
same place all at the same time but it drives only in reverse and is
instrumented in Greek.
Ada: An army-green Mercedes-Benz staff car. Power steering, power brakes,
and automatic transmission are standard. No other colors or options are
available. If it's good enough for generals, it's good enough for you.
Java: All-terrain very slow vehicle.
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