Quote #616 Consistently Separating Words By Spaces Became A General Custom About The Tenth Century A.
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Consistently separating words by spaces became a general custom about the
tenth century A.D., and lasted until about 1957, when FORTRAN abandoned the
-- Sun FORTRAN Reference Manual
Consistently separating words by spaces became a general custom about the tenth century A.
D., and lasted until about 1957, when FORTRAN abandoned the practice....
FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques.
-- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]...
Quote #39 From the May/June'94 IEEE Institute, an article about John Backus receiving the Draper Prize for having developed Fortra
"Another of Fortran's breakthroughs was the GOTO statement, which was a uniquely simple and understandable means of structuring and modularizing programs....
Quote #582 Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming
any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp....
Soldier of Fortra
When you're not looking at it, this fortune is written in FORTRAN.