Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:08 PM
Understand. I wouldn't vote because I do not want to give my 100% to a single option :-)
I loved to program in Fortran in VMS, but in that environment COBOL was an easier way to create complex reports, or better yet, DATATRIEVE, and shell language DCL was good enough even using random access files and sorting.
As for me VMS was a lot nicer than Unix and even more powerful, same as BLISS, the systems programming language of DEC, was nicer than C and powerful enough (though wordy compared to C). When using MVS, COBOL and SAS were my first options...
And that's just to talk about what was used for large systems 15 years ago.
I wouldn't say I prefer to program in one or another language... programming for me is a kind of art, and the language used is just a tool... that could be changed when needed.
Currently I prefer 4GL's... wouldn't be nice to know what other RAD's or 4GL's are used around here?
Claudio Suárez del Real
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change."