smalltalk and lisp (was: strangest systems I've sent email from)

Sean Conner spc at
Fri Apr 29 14:11:35 CDT 2016

It was thus said that the Great Swift Griggs once stated:
> I don't want to bolt 
> on anything else, just let me define the same function twice with two 
> different parameter lists and I'll be one happy dude.

  The problem with that is the function name mangling (in object files)
needs to be standardized or you'll end up with the C++ mess we have now.

  And yes, that would be nice to have in C.

> Same here. I'll do a tutorial or read a book for anything even if I dont' 
> do much with it. Hehe, this might make you laugh, but my last two were 
> AREXX (using AROS) and FORTRAN. I'm pissed at myself for not learning 
> AREXX back when the Amiga was kickin'. FORTRAN was a mind trip. I felt it 
> had some kind of relation to Pascal (just certain things). It made me want 
> to go out and do some X-Ray crystallography just so I could write me some 
> applicable FORTRAN code, hehe.

  FORTRAN always reminded me of a slightly better BASIC.  Then again, that
was FORTRAM-77 I was using (first programming language taught in college).


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