On Mar 16, 9:57 am, ralt...@xs4all.nl (Richard Bos) wrote:
> n...@cam.ac.uk wrote:I did. It was wonderful. The University Registrar's Office. My boss
> > Absolutely. Analyse first. Design second. Code and debug third.
> > Every good engineer knows that rule!
> > You need to run a couple of simple tests to check that your code
> Which, in practice, is all the time. I mean, have _you_ ever spoken to a
had grown up with punchcards and chewed JCL and MARKIV (now called, I
think, Vision:Builder) in her sleep. My job was to run database
queries to make
address labels. NAME STREET APT CITY ST ZIP.
Lovely. First I made a WinBatch front-end to automate
the TN3270 emulator (hit TAB once instead of 7 times, etc.), then I
made a Macro-processor to translate
a more sensible query language to MARKIV, then I made
a compiler to MARKIV. As long as the labels kept flowing,
I basically optimized my job away (but I got to stay,
just with massive amounts of paid time).
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