The Concepts and Confusions of Prefix, Infix, Postfix and Fully Functional Notations

Twisted twisted0n3 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 06:09:18 CEST 2007


On Jun 9, 8:21 pm, "BCB" <b... at undisclosedlocation.net> wrote:
> "Paul McGuire" <p... at austin.rr.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1181414625.121073.203940 at g4g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>
> > On Jun 9, 6:49 am, Lew <l... at noemail.lewscanon.com> wrote:
> >> > In particular, Perl code looks more like line
> >> > noise than like code from any known programming language. ;))
>
> >> Hmm - I know of APL and SNOBOL.
>
> >> --
> >> Lew
>
> > TECO editor commands.  I don't have direct experience with TECO, but
> > I've heard that a common diversion was to type random characters on
> > the command line, and see what the editor would do.
>
> > -- Paul
>
> J
>
> http://www.jsoftware.com/

Oh come on! Toy languages (such as any set of editor commands) and
joke languages (ala Intercal) don't count, even if they are
technically Turing-complete. ;)

Nor does anything that was designed for the every-character-at-a-
premium punch-card era, particularly if it is, or rhymes with,
"COBOL".

Those have excuses, like it's a joke or it's a constrained
environment. Perl, unfortunately, has no such excuses. If there were
such a thing as "embedded Perl", I'd have to hesitate here, but since
there isn't...




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