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Re: Algol Front End
- From: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- To: pkoning at equallogic dot com, tstratton at ameriscan dot org
- Cc: gcc at gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 22:53:08 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Algol Front End
<<Algol 60 is a rather small and very clean language. Bob Dewar said
"probably > C" -- I would say smaller than C and certainly easier.
That would make a good starting point. The reference is the "Revised
Report on Algol 60 (Backus, Naur, et al., 1962 or thereabouts)
(by the way I am Robert, never Bob :-)
The reason I say > C is
call by name
untyped parameters (though I would actually go with Algol-60 modified to
get rid of this problem).
I am not at all sure that Algol-60 is easier than C, but it's a matter
of opinion certainly they are both easy small languages.