HP "calculators" (was Re: World's first computer on ebay!)
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Sat Apr 14 18:39:36 CDT 2007
On 14 Apr 2007 at 14:32, Fred Cisin wrote:
> So, apparently it is parsing it as x = (Y==7);
> An alternative to LET is to have different symbols for assignment v
> comparison. == , .EQ. etc
Being an old FORTRAN hacker, I have a weakness for .EQ. .NE. .GT.
.GE. .LT. .LE. No special characters; no digraphs to remember--and
no confusion with the assignment operator. Same for .OR. .AND.
.NOT. Some FORTRANs doubled the application of the latter for binary
arithmetic and added .XOR., .SHL. and .SHR. (shift left, shift
There's something to be said for small character sets.
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