Language mavens: Is there a programming with "if then else ENDIF" syntax?

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Nov 16 18:42:12 CET 2009


Robin Becker wrote:
.......
> modern sh seems to use this with "fi" as endif eg
> 
> ~:
> $ if true; then
>  > echo true
>  > elif false; then
>  > echo false
>  > else
>  > echo hostile logic
>  > fi
> true
> ~:
> $
> 

I meant to say that since sh uses this construct it cannot be too bad as a 
language construct since the world is built with sh and bash and similar.

Of course that's a bad argument since there's more cobol than everything else 
put together (allegedly).
-- 
Robin Becker




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