Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Wed Sep 23 17:09:42 CDT 2015

On 9/23/2015 4:27 PM, ben wrote:

> On 9/23/2015 2:39 AM, ANDY HOLT wrote:
>>> From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at>
>>>>> After all, languages are supposed to expose features
>>> of the underlying machine to the programmer.
>> Many believe that the purpose of languages is to HIDE (abstract) the
>> underlying
>> machine.
> The 60's idea that MACROS could do that seems to have faded away.
> Ben.

Yes, STAGE2 and friends pretty well faded out when LR grammars and
parsers and parser generators became more widely understood and used.


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