OT: Punctuation-starved Programming Languages
stanb at dial.pipex.com
Wed Jun 21 13:42:36 CDT 2006
Don Y said:
> So, the question: are (were) there any useful languages
> designed that did not rely heavily on punctuation in their
> syntax? It almost seems an inconsistency -- older languages
> tended to be skimpy in their syntax (e.g., short identifiers,
> global scope, etc.) which would suggest that punctuation
> exploits would be MORE valuable to them.
Forth. The only punctuation in Forth is the requirement that
each word in the source be separated from its neighbours by white
space, ie a space, tab or newline.
Stan Barr stanb at dial.pipex.com
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