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Re: Re: Re: C compiler ... in Perl

by Elian (Parson)
on Jan 07, 2004 at 03:42 UTC ( #319333=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: C compiler ... in Perl
in thread C compiler ... in Perl

absolutely not
Well, you should, because to a first approximation they are.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: C compiler ... in Perl
by Elian (Parson) on Jan 21, 2004 at 20:05 UTC
    Woohoo, a downvote with no reason attached. Still, the point remains--despite the bile heaped upon BASIC, there is very little difference between BASIC and C. (The line vs block orientation's the only thing and even that's a weak argument as a number of BASICs do blocks)

    BASIC isn't quite a source-transform away from C (and vice versa) but it's not that far off. Both of them strongly express their ALGOL heritage and there just aren't that many differences between a good BASIC implementation and a good C implementation. (BASIC, arguably, is better suited for quite a number of tasks than C is)

    You don't have to like it, but that doesn't make it any less so. (And it'd be sub-optimal to compare the hacked-down basic that came on your Commodore 64 or early version of DOS with the gcc of today. There have been and continue to be a number of very nice BASICs)

      I agree with you Elian but I'm not in any way responsible of this downvote.(it has to be clear for those that read till here.)

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