On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Robert Cummings <rob...@interjinn.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 08:38 -0600, haliphax wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Daniel Brown <danbr...@php.net> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 09:15, Robert Cummings <rob...@interjinn.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I remember the internals debate about 2 or 3 years ago. I was on the pro
>> >> goto side... it does have uses when used properly.
>> >
>> >    I wholeheartedly concur.  The first programming language I taught
>> > myself was BASIC about 23 years ago.  We may never see the inclusion
>> > of GOSUB in PHP, but GOTO is certainly worthwhile.
>> >
>> >
>> >    Side note: I wrote a BASIC interpreter in PHP about two weeks ago.
>> >  Talk about fond memories.
>> QuickBasic (actually QBasic, and then later QuickBasic when my mom
>> shelled out the money for me to buy it) was my first language. I
>> remember being completely flabbergasted when I found out they packaged
>> an interpreter with DOS, and it had been under my nose the whole time.
>> I think my first "finished" program was a D&D character generator.
>> Basically, just colored and formatted text with the output of 6 or so
>> random number generations.
>> Meeeeeemoriiiieeeeees... :D
> I did Basic on the TRS-80 and saved my programs to a big clunky audio
> tape drive... 1... 2... 3... queue Tedd with rocks :)

Oh, I'm not even trying to pretend like I'm half as old as some on
this list. I still chew my own food, thank you very much. ;)

(All in jest, of course... But some of you are pretty old. Ha!)

// Todd

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