[E-Lang] get, set, and dot

Mark S. Miller markm@caplet.com
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 10:23:11 -0800


At 07:44 AM Tuesday 2/27/01, Vijay Saraswat wrote:
>Programming languages are notations for communicating extremely
>well-defined abstractions from one person to another. (And oh, by the way,
>the fact that you can *execute* is icing on the cake.. :-).. there is a
>quote here from "A Discpiline of Programming" lost in the fogs of my youth
>:-(..)

There have been several variations, including in "Structure & Interpretation 
..." by Abelson & Sussman.

My favorite formulation is Hewitt's:

"A program should not only work.  It should also appear to work."


        Cheers,
        --MarkM