[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Thu Jul 23 15:25:54 CEST 2015
In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
> > Typing was never the limiting factor in programming,
> Surely you're joking.
No. Note that I mean notations that are mostly shorthand, not removal
of primal language constructs.
> Do you really claim that there has ever been any
> excuse for this sort of terseness, except for minimising keyboard work?
> A0: R := INSYMBOL;
> A1: IF F[S[I]] > G[R] THEN GO TO A2;
> IF R = MARK THEN GO TO A9;
> I := J := I+1; S[I] := R; MOVE(NAME, V[I]); GO TO A0;
> A2: IF F[S[J-1]] = G[S[J]] THEN BEGIN J := J-1; GO TO A2 END;
> M := MTB[S[J]];
> A3: IF PRTB[M] = 0 THEN BEGIN ERROR(5); GO TO EXIT END;
> N := J;
> And that's Wirth's code, by the way.
I'm not sure how this illustrates anything relating to shorthand language
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