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Re: Are Macros Evil?

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On Apr 21, 1:25*am, "Larry Linson" <boun...@localhost.notwrote:

I agree - I remember my first BASICprogram from, ah, early in the last
quarter of the 20th Century. Yes, and I've told my kids "oh and
you're complaining that your memory stick hold only 2 gig of data.
Well, when I was young every KB was precious and we had to store our
programs on paper tape and the only output was on green bar paper
because only fancy University programmers had fancy VDTs"

I also remember a Bill Gates quote from the 90's where he defended
MS's version of BASIC and its decendents as "being as object oriented
as any other language because of GOTOs"

Maybe that's the next thread - Are Gotos evil?

Tim Mills-Groninger
So many more computer users knew Basic than Pascal that Access Basic (and
later VBA) was a big factor in it being a success as a developer tool. *I
didn't care for Pascal in the DOS world, and PDOX/WIN's OPAL was just a
flavor of Object Pascal.

Jun 27 '08 #1
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