mhk at mhk.me.uk
Tue May 31 09:35:38 PDT 2005
> In my case, the confusion comes from my first commercial
> programming job
> -- using BASIC on the PDP-11.
My first language was Fortran, which IIRC allowed and ignored spaces
anywhere, right in the middle of a word. Fortunately, that didn't stick.
But my favourite language was Algol 68, which allowed spaces as a part of
the name, where other languages allow hyphens or underscores, so you could
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