From: Martin Rodgers <m...@wildcard.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:20:45 +0000
Local: Tues, Jan 18 2011 9:20 am
Subject: Re: language design implications for variant records in a pascal-like language
Gene Wirchenko wrote:Yes, that struck me as odd at the time.
>> BBC Basic was also irritating to me because, unlike the earlier Basic
>> implementations that I knew on on micros, the ROM was large enough
>> to support both control structures, so why pick just one?
> Microsoft BASIC 5 had WHILE but not UNTIL.
> I always look for the philosophy of a programming language.Yes, that's useful too. I like Paul Graham's question about the problems a
language is intended to solve. That's part of the philosophy, I guess.
We could probably ask similar questions about compilers...Error reporting
My first lexer buffered text at the line level and counted the
This only worked in my compiler because it ran in a single pass. When
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