On Friday 22 August 2003 16:05, Ryan Lowe wrote:
i did look into some of the ones mentioned, specifically, COBOL and
Applescript. i was more impressed with applescript, because i think you can
expand the language that the interpreter understands (unlike COBOL) with
some sort of 'dictionary,' though its a little hard to say at first
glance, given the new-programmer-targeted documentation. it seemed a little
wordy, like writing a sentence just to make an assignment when there is a
perfectly good = sign for that :)
ah, but there is the rub. If '=' is good enough for assignment why bother
with ANY english text? Why is:

a = b

better than

assign b to a

?? (yes, this is a rhetorical question)

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