|Crenshaw's Tutorial firstname.lastname@example.org (Colin Doncaster) (2000-01-19)|
|Re: Crenshaw's Tutorial email@example.com (Jack Crenshaw) (2000-02-05)|
|Re: Crenshaw's Tutorial firstname.lastname@example.org (Joachim Durchholz) (2000-02-10)|
|Re: Crenshaw's Tutorial email@example.com (2000-02-12)|
|Re: Crenshaw's Tutorial firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Fargusson) (2000-02-15)|
|Re: Crenshaw's Tutorial email@example.com (David Thompson) (2000-02-21)|
|Re: types, was Crenshaw's Tutorial Andrew.Walker@nottingham.ac.uk (Dr A. N. Walker) (2000-02-27)|
|From:||"Dr A. N. Walker" <Andrew.Walker@nottingham.ac.uk>|
|Date:||27 Feb 2000 02:40:36 -0500|
|Organization:||School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK.|
|References:||00-01-073 00-02-01700-02-038 00-02-061 00-02-068 00-02-106|
David Thompson wrote:
> IIRC didn't the Algol 68 Report "look up" declarations by
> (conceptually) generating a grammar to carry them into uses?
Almost. The grammar included syntax that enforced scoping
rules, correct coercions, etc., but not the semantics. It *could*
have done that, but doubtless the "exploding brain" effect would have
been even worse.
> Unfortunately my brain exploded about 1/5 of the way
> through, and some of the pieces are still missing. ;-(
> [Yeah, I had the same problem. -John]
That's a pity, both of you. Next time you try, skip the first
1/5, which has the EB effect on everyone [normal], and read the actual
language definition and the examples. Then you'll know which of the
bits you skipped are actually important.
Andy Walker, School of MathSci., Univ. of Nott'm, UK.
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