steve at sohara.org
Thu May 28 16:00:52 UTC 2020
On Thu, 28 May 2020 11:33:07 -0400
Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 11:26 AM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>
> > On Thu, 28 May 2020 16:47:05 +0200
> > Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> 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.
It was tried - I met it being tried in the early days of CP/M
business applications, along with COBOL for the Z80.
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