|How to handle identifiers with spaces? tellab5!odgate!mike@uunet.UU.NET (1993-01-15)|
|How to handle identifiers with spaces? email@example.com (Kees Goossens) (1993-01-18)|
|From:||Kees Goossens <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Jan 1993 12:12:41 GMT|
|Keywords:||lex, algol68, comment|
Mike J. Kelly wrote:
>I couldn't think of any other languages that allow spaces in identifiers.
Algol 68 allowed spaces in identifiers. I like it.
LFCS, Dept. of Computer Science JANET: email@example.com
University of Edinburgh, Scotland UUCP: ..!mcsun!uknet!dcs!kgg
[Some versions of Algol 60 did, too, such as IBM's notorious Algol F which
required you to quote all the keywords like 'BEGIN'. And, of course,
there's always Fortran which ignores spaces in the middle of variable
names just like it ignores them everywhere else, e.g. SIN OF X = SIN(X) -John]
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