Longevity

mikeplacko (3/19/14 6:28AM)
Douglas von Roeder (3/19/14 8:12PM)
Pierre Leblanc (3/21/14 9:07AM)


mikeplacko (3/19/14 6:28 AM)

The system I work on every day has code in it labeled 'Created in
1993' and
the oldest PO record is dated 06/02/1988. It's so old that no one can
remember if the PO table was backfilled at some point in the early 90s
or
not.

That is a testament to 4D's longevity but also the development efforts
to
keep it somewhat current. That takes serious buy in from both the
developers
as well as the clients. Not something that most clients in todays
'throw
away' society are willing to do.

I was 7 years old when that first PO was created...

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Douglas von Roeder (3/19/14 8:12 PM)

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On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM, mikeplacko <mike@... wrote:

color><param>00000,0000,DDEE/param>TThe system I work on every day has
code in it labeled 'Created in 1993' and
the oldest PO record is dated 06/02/1988. It's so old that no one can
remember if the PO table was backfilled at some point in the early 90s
or
not.

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Below is the code from my method for generating random numbers. Note
that
it's so old, it uses "C_INTEGER".

=A0//Case of
=A0//: (<>vvonR)
=A0//Procedure: Make_Random
=A0//April 3, 1992
=A0//Douglas von Roeder
=A0//Desc: Returns a random number based on the values passed in.
=A0//Adapted from Foresight Technology's Online Help example

=A0//$1 is the lowest value in the range
=A0//$2 is the highest value in the range

=A0//Make_Random (1;10)

=A0//End case
C_INTEGER($0;$1;$2)
$0:=Random%($2-$1+1)+$1

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Pierre Leblanc (3/21/14 9:07 AM)

On Mar 21, 2014, at 04:59 , Bill Weale <bill.weale@...
wrote:

color><param>00000,0000,DDEE/param>II can brag that I learned BASIC
from the 2 folks who invented it...

...while my wife was using FORTRAN punch cards.

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I was trained to COBOL on punch cards.
When I was asked to write a program in BASIC, on a Commodore, I was a
bit lost because that thing did not have a punch card reader!

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