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- Subject: Re: Coroutines and Go
- From: Leo Razoumov <slonik.az@...>
- Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:49:16 -0500
On 2009-11-12, David Given <email@example.com> wrote:
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> There is nothing new under the sun.
> Have you seen Algol 68? As you might imagine, it's an Algol variant that
> came out in 1968. (Which makes it older than I am.) It begat Pascal,
> Modula, Oberon etc and is a cousin of C. (I think it's Lua's uncle.)
> There's a good Wikipedia page:
> It's a bit scary. It looks *just like a modern programming language*.
> It's got C-like types (although to be more accurate, C has Algol-68-like
> types). It's got user defined polymorphic perators (with user defined
> precedence). Keywords and identifiers occupy different namespaces.
> Identifiers can contain spaces! It's got block expressions. It's got
> OCCAM-like concurrency (there's a par keyword for running processes in
> parallel and built-in support for namespaces). You can use values before
> you define them! Most syntax elements have a short form and a long form,
> where the short form is designed for single statements and the long form
> for multiline statements.
Yap! ALGOL-68 was my first programming language back in early 80-s. I
ran my programs on a Polish minicomputer Odra-1305 with 256K of
memory. Algol compiler did just fine. Algol-68 was, indeed, a