OO (was: Why is tcl broken?)

Fernando D. Mato Mira matomira at acm.org
Mon Jun 14 12:19:21 EDT 1999

Robin Becker wrote:

> postfix, prefix, infix etc etc are isosemantic

Yup. But the deal is to be able to write a parser in an hour (say, in
1950something), and
be setup until the next comet hits the Earth.

Not to mention how invaluable it is not to waste the mandatory compiler
course with the unnecessary half of the `Dragon book'.

And when infix goes wild, a LOT of dollars go down the drain (the one
with a bug-free C++ frontend please raise your hand!).

Fernando D. Mato Mira
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