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Heat and Howard Trickey
- To: RWK@ai.ai.mit.edu
- Subject: Heat and Howard Trickey
- From: gls@Think.COM
- Date: Thu, 25 Feb 88 17:38:34 EST
- Cc: hilfingr%tully.Berkeley.EDU@ginger.berkeley.edu, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: "Robert W. Kerns"'s message of Wed, 24 Feb 88 19:46:14 EST <331493.880224.RWK@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 88 19:46:14 EST
From: "Robert W. Kerns" <RWK@ai.ai.mit.edu>
Barton warned me about you!
I haven't seen the article, but the TITLE is enough to make me flame!
I mean, any language that would name itself after one of C's more
cryptic "character-saving" constructs is not something you'd need to
bother comparing to Lisp, let alone write a paper on it!
C purists (I count myself one), who know the difference between prefix ++
and postfix ++, observe that the name C++ may be loosely paraphrased as
"improve C, then throw the result away and use the old language".