[Haskell-cafe] Language simplicity

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Jan 12 21:00:33 EST 2010

On Jan 12, 2010, at 17:38 , Michael Hartl wrote:
>> Also, the number varies depending on whether you consider "reversed
>> words" or "keywords", and I suspect the situation is subtly different
> "reversed words"? There are some in sh for example, namely 'fi' and
> 'esac', but other than that they are not that common... ;-)

Algol used them; the Bourne shell picked them up from Algol 60. </ 

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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