ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Fri Jan 29 14:21:44 CST 2021

On 1/29/2021 12:59 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> Without OTHER changes in parsing arithmetic expressions, that may or may 
> not be warranted, just replacing the '=' being used for assignment with 
> an arrow ELIMINATED that particular confusion.  Well, mostly.  You can't 
> use a right pointing arrow to fix 3 = X

Blame K&R with C with the '=' and '==' mess because assignment is a 
operation. I never hear that C or PASCAL have problems.

I find the pseudo code often less confusing than real languages.
the one I like best uses indentation for structure.

while k do
.if foo then
..do this thing
..do that thing
..something here
.!end if
! end while

> -- 
> Grumpy Ol' Fred             cisin at xenosoft.com

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