The miracle of Pick was Re: OT: Punctuation-starved Programming Languages (and/or love starved programmers, starving programmers, ...)

Cameron Kaiser spectre at
Wed Jun 21 18:37:12 CDT 2006

> Codd: Going from VERY foggy memory here, but I do remember personally taking 
> the Codd rules/tests and applying/satisfying them one at a time with Pick. 
> Pick did meet the Codd published rules for being considered a relational 
> database. But did Codd people look at Pick is the question - on that, I have 
> no clue, but I'd be suprised.
> Multivalues - that right there is the magic of Pick. Not just that they 
> supported it, but how artfully & easily they supported it because of the 
> design. That's what made Pick phenominal.

I have not found a good resource on the Pick language or the Pick virtual
machine, other than a lot of name-dropping commercial sites. Any

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