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RE: [PrimeNumbers] [OT] UTMs and linenumbering

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  • Paul Leyland
    ... You have, perhaps inadvertently, indicated a regrettable limitation of FORTRAN. If you had been writing in FOCAL, it would have been more natural to write
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 2, 2002
      > From: djbroadhurst [mailto:d.broadhurst@...]
      > But I always remembered: proper Turing machines
      > read programs with line numbers. So when I had
      > to write a prgram about them there particles
      > I knew it would always be best to "goto 137".

      You have, perhaps inadvertently, indicated a regrettable limitation of
      FORTRAN. If you had been writing in FOCAL, it would have been more
      natural to write "GOTO 137.03599765"


      Paul

      (Do I get a prize for needless obscurity?)
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