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    I stumbled into a pre-UNIX […] calculator

    I decided to use it for my taxes this year

    That is brave. But when you think about it, it makes sense. People were writing programs for these mundane, more or less complicated tasks long before we got any GUI, and although we’re using a billion different frameworks, a lot of the times, we’re simply doing the same thing with fancier-looking buttons.

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      I don’t believe this is a pre-UNIX calculator, it just predates C

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        dc is great! Convenient in scripts and Interactively. I’m not sure I understand why one wants to go through Erlang, though.