Re: there is an error in comments

From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:22:52 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Jan 6, 3:07 am, Frank van Bortel <> wrote:
> joel garry wrote:
> > On Dec 23, 4:35 am, Daneel Yaitskov <> wrote:
> <snip>
> >> You must admit that such behavior strong  differentiate from others
> >> languages for the rule of one-line comment. Solid bulk of languages
> >> C++, Bash, C#, Haskell, Lisp, TeX  etc. consider that one-line comment
> >> can begin in any place of a line excepting strings (a text between ").
> <snip>
> >> My resume is this feature tends to errors.
> >> But I don't see any causes that PS/Sql's syntaxes must differentiate
> >> from the mainstream languages.
> >> Daneel Yaitskov
> > Frankly, your comments have more errors than your PL example.
> > You may use any language you desire, in any manner you desire.  But if
> > you don't follow the basic rules of the language you are using, your
> > desire will remain unrequited.  If you post to usenet your
> > misunderstanding of the rules in an arrogant manner, you are lucky you
> > don't get flamed.  I think you are lucky here because your ignorance
> > is so obvious people just think you are still inexperienced enough to
> > excuse you.
> I was tempted very much to respond in such a manner.
> Of course, bash and tex are NOT programming languages at all,
> Haskell is NOT mainstream, and all the rest (C++, C# - yuk!
> and Lisp) are much younger than PL/SQL.
> Mr Yaitskov still has a lot to learn. One of these things
> might be mastering the tool, before attempting to use it.
> --
> Regards,
> Frank van Bortel

The commands for shells aren't a programming language? That's a new one on me. Could you explain more fully? From the wikipedia unix shell entry: "Since it is both an interactive command language as well as a scripting programming language it is used by Unix as the facility to control (see shell script) the execution of the system." And tex has macros... they may not be _good_ languages, but I write shell scripts pretty much every day. On the other hand, maybe I just don't remember what a programming language is. I often see a distinction made between operating system commands and programs, but frankly, I don't see the difference - even if you are poking binary into the OS. The OS is a program, data can be a program. They're all telling the computer what to do. Of course, I'm a big fan of writing a script, even to do something once - maybe I've seen enough mistakes to just not accept the difference. What's a command but a one-line script? It's saved in a file for subsequent use, unless you really are misconfigured.

Lisp is from 1958:

(BTW, I was looking at Noons' blog, and hit the next blog button that blogspot puts in, expecting some random page, but it seems to be content-aware now. A couple of next's later, I hit your blog. Tried it just now and got different blogs, though some were the same as the previous time [on a different computer].)


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Received on Wed Jan 06 2010 - 12:22:52 CST

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