29 Aug 2005 welisc   » (Journeyer)

The horror, the horror.

Tim Bray on Ruby (via Lambda The Ultimate) contains a reference to

... COBOL's ALTER, deprecated 40 years ago and now often cited as the worst feature ever to appear in a major programming language.

How bad could this ALTER statement be?

Very bad indeed.

Style is Substance.

Ken Arnold's Style is Substance argues that programming languages should enforce programming style.

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