[TUHS] Book Recommendation [ reallly inscrutable languages ]

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Wed Nov 17 03:54:16 AEST 2021

Douglas McIlroy writes:
> APL is a fascinating invention, but can be so compact as to be
> inscrutable. (I confess not to have practiced APL enough to become
> fluent.) In the same vein, Haskell's powerful higher-level functions
> make middling fragments of code very clear, but can compress large
> code to opacity. Jeremy Gibbons, a high priest of functional
> programming, even wrote a paper about deconstructing such wonders for
> improved readability.

Wasn't Perl created to fill this void?

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