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kyle

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SPECS: a new/old syntax for C++
« on: July 14, 2014, 06:37:01 PM »
While covering more than C, SPECS was an interesting attempt to create a more sane syntax for C++.  Ultimately, as can be seen, it failed to be adopted, but there is some very interesting stuff in there.

I find it interesting to see how many of the projects to fix the old C syntax have hit on the same things.  I don't like some of the things in SPECS, but it appears to be very well thought out.  Damian Conway is a very, very smart person (I know of him from the Perl world).

Here is a link:

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~damian/papers/PDF/SPECS.pdf

Note that SPECS was from 1996.  Almost 20 years ago.

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Kyle