Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said on Sat, 18 Oct 2003 18:56:13 -0500:
> On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 19:54, Chris Roddy wrote:
> > really, the syntax of most programming languages is not very much like
> > english -- english would have us putting the block before the for() or
> > if() :-) ...
> What???? (At least for control structures and procedural languages.)
> IF (I LIKE BEER) AND (THERE IS BEER IN THE FRIDGE) THEN
> GO GET A "BUD"
> END IF
No, I think he meant Perl's unless statement:
(drink more bear) unless (no more beer)
Perl must be pretty much the *most* english language out there.
Prove me wrong, come on, I dare you. :)
Hmmm, that's got to be hard.
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