SmarterThanMe writes: The Won't-someone-please-think-of-the-children brigade suffered a major loss when the Australian Senate passed legislation allowing for the creation of an R18+ category for the classification of videogames. This should mean that, from 2013 onwards, (a) adults can buy adult games without any dumbing down; and (b) kids will no longer be able to buy games that are way too adult for them.
It appears that PL/I (and its dialects) is, or will be, the most widely
used higher level language for systems programming.
-- J. Sammet