Wacky Programming Tales

Mark W. Schumann catfood at apk.net
Sun Aug 22 20:04:59 CEST 1999


In article <7phs0o$17q at dfw-ixnews16.ix.netcom.com>,
Eric Bohlman <ebohlman at netcom.com> wrote:
>Mark W. Schumann (catfood at apk.net) wrote:
>: I've seen
>: 
>: #define ARBEGIN {
>: #define AREND   }
>: 
>: in Clipper (a somewhat C-ish language in this regard) code.
>: 
>: Eh?
>
>In Clipper, curly braces are used as anonymous array constructors, so 
>those mnemonics are presumably short for "array begin" and "array end."

Yes, I know.

What I don't know is how the heck this guy thought that made the code
more clear!





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