Why aren't we all speaking LISP now?

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Wed May 9 20:26:29 CEST 2001


John Markus Bjorndalen wrote:
>Konrad Hinsen <hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr> writes:
>> But all C examples
>> required a special header file that made C acceptable for the
>> Pascal-minded professor, e.g. #define BEGIN {
>
>That wouldn't happen to be in France somewhere, would it?
>
>#include <syntax.h> ?
>
>Would you believe that people actually built systems with several
>hundred thousand lines of code using semi-random indentation and
>things such as BEGIN_PROC, END_PROC etc?

Yes, I can.  My C textbook was 'C as a Second Language for
Native Speakers of Pascal' and started by desribing some
of those ways to make C more pascal-like.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at acm.org






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