[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: what most every language is missing :-)

Edward O'Connor wrote:
>>How about adding a "might-equal" operator?
> This joke immediately reminded me of ``The Best of Intentions: EQUAL
> Rights--and Wrongs--in Lisp'' by Kent Pitman (available on the web at
> http://www.nhplace.com/kent/PS/EQUAL.html). 

Another paper in this spirit is "Copying and Comparing: Problems and 
Solutions" by Peter Grogono and Markku Sakkinen 
(http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/grogono00copying.html). All language 
designers should read this IMHO.


Pascal Costanza               University of Bonn
mailto:costanza@web.de        Institute of Computer Science III
http://www.pascalcostanza.de  Römerstr. 164, D-53117 Bonn (Germany)