[PD] >, <, &&, || etc
martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Mon Apr 6 15:20:50 CEST 2009
Claude Heiland-Allen wrote:
> Martin Peach wrote:
>> Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>> On Sun, 5 Apr 2009, Martin Peach wrote:
>>>>> The shell's  (/usr/bin/test) also has -gt,-lt,-ge,-le,-eq,-ne,
>>>>> which it uses for numeric comparisons, whereas it uses
>>>>> >,<,>=,<=,==,!= for string comparisons. It also needs both by design.
>> Oh I see. But that notation is only standard in shell languages
> also at least one assembly language:
While it's true 68000 was one of the easiest to learn, assembly language
is notoriously obscure. (like anl, orl, jc from 8051) And proprietary
concerns meant that every processor had a different mnemonic set, so
standardization was out the window from the beginning.
Pd is a higher level language that trades off efficiency for a more
human interface. Naming things for ease of typing is not usually
consistent with naming things according to what they do.
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