Re: Dangling else

henry@spsystems.net (Henry Spencer)
16 Mar 2006 09:18:06 -0500

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From: henry@spsystems.net (Henry Spencer)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 Mar 2006 09:18:06 -0500
Organization: SP Systems, Toronto, Canada
References: 06-02-154 06-03-023 06-03-041 06-03-056
Keywords: syntax, comment

Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich@compuserve.de> wrote:
>> Wirth himself, in his 1975 Pascal retrospective ("An assessment of the
>> programming language Pascal", IEEE TransSoftEng 1.2, June 1975), said:
>> "In retrospect... the decision to break with a widely used tradition seems
>> ill-advised..."
>
>Nobody is perfect ;-)
>Thanks for the reference, is that article online somewhere?


Not that I know of -- IEEE doesn't seem to be big on making their journal
papers freely available -- but I have a paper copy, so I haven't gone
looking.
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