Does programming in old languages still have high end usage?



  • I was talking to someone about it, and he claims that he is a programmer who still is able to program in old languages, because hackers these days aren't able to crack the code.

    He works for a gigantic bank, as an information security person. The fact that he believes old languages are immune to hackers these days are a little bit simplistic.

    Haven't those languages evolved to more sophisticated ones, because those had flaws? I mean serious security holes?

    I'm curious to know if those old languages are still in use for more than a hobby?



  • because hackers these days aren't able to crack the code

    False. That's an old programmer wanting to feel special and unique.

    old languages are immune to hackers

    False on its face. Old languages had hackers, too.

    Haven't those languages evolved to more sophisticated ones, because those had flaws?

    No, because newer tools allowed for different use cases. That's the reason why new languages are made.

    old languages are still in use for more than a hobby

    Of course. Massive systems, especially in banks, are built on those old languages. They are slowly migrating.


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