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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Language documentation
> I know of no other single language where text file munging is
> 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.