Re: Language Design Principles, was C++ intermediate representation.

"Rodney M. Bates" <rbates@southwind.net>
19 May 2005 21:41:16 -0400

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From: "Rodney M. Bates" <rbates@southwind.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 May 2005 21:41:16 -0400
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Keywords: history

Rodney M. Bates wrote:
> It also my experience that those who do have a complete understanding
> of a confused language usually develop it only after extensive past
> experience with a more simply-designed language.
And our moderator responded:
> [I dunno. My first language was Fortran, on punch cards, and it doesn't
> seem to have damaged my comprehension too badly. -John]


That was my first one too, but I attribute most of my comprehension to
languages after Fortran, but still learned in the past.
[Well, my second language was Trac. That doubtless warped me for
life. But its syntax sure is consistent. -John]



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