[TUHS] Book Recommendation [ reallly inscrutable languages ]
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Wed Nov 17 04:00:47 AEST 2021
On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 12:57 PM Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:
> 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?
I thought Perl was a reaction to exceeding awk's tolerance for abuse?
- Dan C.
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