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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • an accusation of being Algol 68 is almost as perjorative as being PL-1 like or Ada like.

    It is not in any way complimentary.

    Alogol 68 is not in any way remembered fondly by people wishing to write code partly because even if you like the ideas there were so few implementations that it was higly unlikely they would run.

    • an accusation of being Algol 68 is almost as perjorative as being PL-1 like or Ada like.

      It is not in any way complimentary.

      Thanks for letting me know.

      I didn't write the post because I thought Algol 68 was an admirable or ideal language. I wrote it because some of the sentences in the Wikipedia article felt like they could have been pulled from a Wikipedia article about Perl 6. There wasn't really any other value judgement involved. I have next to zero knowledge about the legacy of Algol 68.