John Backus passes away...

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Wed Mar 21 16:39:00 CDT 2007

woodelf wrote:
>> Or multidimensional Funge-98.  8-)
> I refuse to talk about software with the numbers 95, 98 , 2000
> or hardware with the numbers 486, 586 or 9000.

Funge-98 isn't software.  It's a specification standard for a language.

> My brain gets lost even with the name of some of those
> crazy laguages.
>> INTERCAL is still procedural and one-dimensional.
> The joke here was INTERCAL has no goto statements
> just COME FROM ones.

I know INTERCAL like the back of my hand.  8-)  I was just making an 
observation that INTERCAL is not different enough from FORTRAN to make 
it particularly difficult to write FORTRAN-style code in INTERCAL.

Peace...  Sridhar

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