Whitespace as syntax (was Re: Python Rocks!)

Juergen A. Erhard jae at ilk.de
Fri Feb 11 01:42:40 CET 2000


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>>>>> "Robert" == Eaglestone, Robert [NGC:B918:EXCH] <Eaglestone> writes:

    Robert> Michael Ströder wrote:
    >> 
    >> => Modula. Score 10/10
    >> 
    >> if foo then
    >> bar;
    >> stool;
    >> else
    >> nobar;
    >> end;
    >> 

    Robert> Modula gets 9/10.  Can't just use 'end', silly!
    Robert> Not enough context!  How about this:

Sorry, Michael is right... I've worked in Modula-2 for a number of
years (before I got seduced by the evil C ;-)

The only thing wrong with Michael's example is that it's lower case...

    IF foo THEN
      bar;
      stool;
    ELSE
      nobar;
    END (*IF*);

(I've got lots of "END (*IF*);"'s in my M2 sources... ;-)

    Robert> if ( foo )
    Robert>    bar;
    Robert>    stool;
    Robert> else
    Robert>    nobar;
    Robert> endif

Pray tell, what is this?  The bastard child of C and (Visual)Basic?
;-))

Modula-2-was-my-first-love-ly y'rs, J

PS: My first love among programming languages, of course!  ;-)

PPS: Well, it certainly was the first language I bought a compiler
for... and the last one ;-)

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