[TUHS] Book Recommendation
rdm at cfcl.com
Thu Nov 25 04:34:08 AEST 2021
Speaking of Barry and IBM, I've always loved his snark on AIX: "It will remind you of Unix."
P.S. My guess is that this code sets ELSE to 2. True?
> On Nov 24, 2021, at 07:18, Richard Salz <rich.salz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I asked my pal Barry Shein, who many of you know, if he had his PL/1 syntax horror lying around, and he did. He said: "this was tested on the Iron Spring Software PL/1 compiler running on openSuSe Linux (http://www.iron-spring.com/)"
> IBM still uses PL/1. Remember, the main definition of "legacy" is "revenue-producing."
> TRY:PROC OPTIONS(MAIN);
> DCL (IF,THEN,ELSE) FIXED BINARY (31);
> IF = 1;
> THEN = 2;
> ELSE = 3;
> IF IF = THEN THEN THEN = IF ; ELSE ELSE = THEN;
> END TRY;
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