The Importance of Terminology's Quality
John W Kennedy
jwkenne at attglobal.net
Tue Jul 22 21:57:21 CEST 2008
Rob Warnock wrote:
> Thunks were something used by Algol 60
> *compiler writers* in the code generated by their compilers to
> implement the semantics of Algol 60 call-by-name, but were not
> visible to users at all [except that they allowed call-by-name
> to "work right"].
...unless you were a system programmer and had to write Algol-friendly
John W. Kennedy
"Give up vows and dogmas, and fixed things, and you may grow like
That. ...you may come to think a blow bad, because it hurts, and not
because it humiliates. You may come to think murder wrong, because it
is violent, and not because it is unjust."
-- G. K. Chesterton. "The Ball and the Cross"
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