... From: Bram Moolenaar To: Tony Mechelynck Cc: Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:04
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, Aug 25, 2005
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From: "Bram Moolenaar" <Bram@...>
To: "Tony Mechelynck" <antoine.mechelynck@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: compile failure in spell.c (7.00aa.0136)
> If I would design a language I would clearly separate predefined symbols
> from user symbols... Actually, I wouldn't use header files at all.
ALGOL (the ancestor of all "structured" languages).
In the version of Algol I used several decades ago on the CDC series-6000 at
the university, all reserved words (begin, end, if, else, etc.) had to be
bracketed in "not equal" signs. In David McCracken's "A Guide to ALGOL
Programming", reserved words were in bold with a mention in the Introduction
that (quoting from long-ago memory) "the method to distinguish reserved
words from user words is implementation-dependent". So in both cases
predefined symbols and user-defined symbols occupy different namespaces.
However, compiler-defined function names were not regarded as reserved
words, so maybe this is still not exactly what you have in mind.
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