|Who owns computer languages? email@example.com (Todd Evans) (1997-11-07)|
|Re: Who owns computer languages? firstname.lastname@example.org.OZ.AU (1997-11-09)|
|Re: Who owns computer languages? email@example.com (1997-11-09)|
|Re: Who owns computer languages? firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory Bond) (1997-11-11)|
|Re: Who owns computer languages? email@example.com (1997-11-11)|
|Re: Who owns computer languages? firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-11-29)|
|Re: Who owns computer languages? email@example.com.OZ.AU (Fergus Henderson) (1998-01-18)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric O'Dell)|
|Date:||29 Nov 1997 00:05:45 -0500|
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On 9 Nov 1997 12:07:06 -0500, email@example.com (George C.
>This topic has come up in comp.lang.asm.x86 early this year.
>Basically we have the author of a very simple language interpreter
>insisting that the syntax of the interpreted language is his
>intellectual property. The case never went to court, the only person
>who really lost out decided to withdraw his parrot of the original out
>of respect for the original author.
>The language is named TERSE and the author is Jim Neil if you want to
>peruse deja news and see what some of the discussion was like...
I'm glad I subscribed to this newsgroup today and chanced on this post
--- I've been planning to clone TERSE for some time, and it's good to
know what kind of response I can expect from the original author.
>[Too bad it never went to court. He'd have lost and it would be a useful
If I can ever get some spare time freed up, you may yet get your
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