[TUHS] Book Recommendation [ reallly inscrutable languages ]

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Wed Nov 17 03:57:30 AEST 2021

Awk bailing out near line 1.

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From: "Jon Steinhart" <jon at fourwinds.com>
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Sent: 11/16/2021 12:54:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Book Recommendation [ reallly inscrutable languages 

>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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