Nicholas Shanks contact at
Thu May 15 16:19:40 CEST 2008

On 1 May 2008, at 8:05 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:

> 2.  "Indicating the script of programmatic languages" is a fairly  
> pointless exercise, a bit like classifying programming languages  
> based on the proportion of "real" English words like "for" and  
> "else" versus made-up pseudo-English words like "foreach" and  
> "elseif".  I ask again: what use would be made of this information?

or "fi" and "esac" which close previously opened "if" and "case"  
statements in some languages!

— Nicholas
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