Re: there is an error in comments

From: Frank van Bortel <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:11:37 +0100
Message-ID: <e4bb5$4b4d8e49$524ba3af$>

joel garry wrote:
> 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].)
> jg
> --
> is bogus.

Not programming languages in the sense they were meant to be programming languages.

I do not regard an OS a programming language, even though it will support scripting. Received on Wed Jan 13 2010 - 03:11:37 CST

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