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Compare and contrast
Since Fortran doesn't have a structured
REPEAT ... UNTIL, or
CASE statement, Real Programmers don’t have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned
GOTOs… The determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language.
Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.