Label-Value (was: Re: Inheriting the @ sign from Ruby)

Steve Williams sandj.williams at
Wed Dec 13 16:54:06 CET 2000

Alex Martelli wrote:

> [snip]

> Maybe they took solidity _for granted_, because, in their
> (Renaissance) times and in their (Architecture) calling,
> compromises regarding solidity were simply unthinkable.
> Well, we're not so lucky, in the software field, today; the
> Firmitas of *by far* most software around is imperfect.


I understand the Romans required an architect to stand under his arch as
the falsework was being removed.

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