It has indeed been around for a long time. Some years much, much better than others. Unfortunately, over time, things got much less subtle, and far too repetitive.
Shut up, Toby.
His name is Kunte Kinte.
I hold out hope that the two of them are getting air time not because they could win, but because they are more interesting than Clinton v. Bush. Plenty of time for that boring crap later.
Vendors cannot be held responsible for stupid (or non-existent) engineering and policy.
It appears that PL/I (and its dialects) is, or will be, the most widely used higher level language for systems programming. -- J. Sammet