Cast not your Perl before swine?

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Dec 14 13:26:17 MST 2007

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 11:25:57AM -0700, Steve wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Just wanted to get a good discussion going on the merits of knowing
> and using lingua archae vs lingua franca.
> Lingua archae is my term for languages that once were popular but have
> been fading out of fashion and entered a general state of disuse.
> Languages such as Perl, RPG, COBOL, BASIC, FORTRAN, assembler and of
> course the list goes on and on.


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