[Haskell-cafe] Language simplicity

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Jan 13 05:50:44 EST 2010

On Jan 13, 2010, at 05:45 , Ketil Malde wrote:
> "Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH" <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:
>> If we're going to go that far, FORTRAN and PL/1 have none.  FORTRAN  
>> is
>> somewhat infamous for this:
> There's also the option (perhaps this was PL/1?) of writing constructs
> like:  IF THEN THEN IF ELSE THEN etc.  Having few reserved words isn't
> necessarily a benefit.  :-)

That'd be PL/I, and a prime example of why languages use keywords  
these days (as if FORTRAN weren't enough). :)

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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