OT: Punctuation-starved Programming Languages

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 08:49:05 CDT 2006


>> It was thus said that the Great Don Y once stated:
>>> 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.

REXX.

Peace...  Sridhar



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