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Re: Language documentation

On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 01:07  PM, Guy Steele - Sun 
Microsystems Labs wrote:

>    Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:08:22 +0100
>    From: Francois-Rene Rideau <fare@tunes.org>
>    To: ll1-discuss@ai.mit.edu
>    Subject: Language documentation
>    ...
>    I know of no other single language where text file munging is 
> described
>    in the first five chapters of the manual. ...
> Then you can't have looked very far.  I have checked
> three different manuals and tutorials for RPG (the
> Report Program Generator language) and all three are
> well into text (well, EBCDIC) file munging by Chapter 4.
> (Moreover, RPG has extensive support for expressing
> monetary values in pounds, shillings, and pence as
> well as US dollars.  What more could one ask for?)

The Icon programming language also seems to mention strings in the 
first chapter of everything I looked at.