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Re: How to Design (Declarative) Programming Languages
At 5:55 PM -0800 11/18/03, Mike Austin wrote:
>"Scott McKay" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> About 8 or 9 months ago, there was a thread on "how to
>> design a language". I offered some thought, other people
>> chipped in, and I volunteered to collate the results.
>> This is as good an excuse as any to post what's there so
>> far. I never really finished it, so it's unintentionally
>> a bit folksy...
>It's a good list. Do you mind if I put this on my web stie? Or should I
>ask the individual posters, or is it public domain since it was posted on
>usenet? So many questions, so little time :)
>"If you can't convince them, confuse them"
> - Harry S. Truman
Since I plan to turn this into a paper and since copyright
covers the expression of an idea (not the idea itself), and
since I actually rewrote most of the people's comments before
including them in the document, I think I should probably put
a copyright notice on it. So please leave the credits for the
other contributors and add the following to the top:
Fifty Questions for a Prospective Language Designer
Copyright (c) 2003, all rights reserved
All you other contributors, please contact me directly if you
think I stole your contributions verbatim and *do not* wish to
give me permission to include your [credited] contributions,
please tell me so we can fix the document. Thanks.