Thursday, January 12, 2006

A Real Programmer

A friend of mine emailed me a link to a story about a "real" programmer. The story is from 1983 and it is funny how little things change. I remember back in college some students would brag about how they wrote all their code in notepad because they were just that good. Or that C++ is the only true way to program because you can control your memory usage, unlike Java or .Net. Of course they were also very unproductive.

Similarly, this story refers to Fortran as a crutch in favor of machine code. Granted, it is a little tongue in cheek, but it tells a interesting story and gets its point across. If you don't code, you may not appreciate it as much.

Here it is:
The Story of Mel


Blogger Seth R. said...

A program can't rewrite its own code, what good is it? ;)

1/12/2006 10:24 PM  
Blogger david said...

Here! Here!

1/14/2006 8:00 AM  

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