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Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu May 28 15:33:20 UTC 2020

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 11:26 AM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

> On Thu, 28 May 2020 16:47:05 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > Historically, "programmer" meant _all_ stages of program development,
>         Historically (in the days when COBOL was king) you had systems
> analysts who analysed business systems and decided what programs needed to
> be written, designers who designed those programs and programmers who wrote
> the code.
>         Around the time I came into the industry it had collapsed to
> analyst/programmers who designed things and wrote the hard bits and
> programmers who wrote the rest.

That model only applied in the mainframe world as far I know it was never
used in the micro/(non-IBM) mini world.

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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