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Lies in education [was Re: The "loop and a half"]

Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:48:26 -0400, Bill <BILL_NOSPAM at whoknows.net>
> declaimed the following:
>> cast stones at C/C++.  People started programming in C in the late 70's,
>> and before that some were programming in B ("B Programming Language"),
> 	Preceded by BCPL (which leads to the joke that the language that
> supplants C will be named P)

PL-I has already been taken.  That is a pretty free-wheeling language 
compared to Fortran, where, IIRC, you had to start in the 7th column. 
Oops, hand me another punch card... :)