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silver at csu-cs.UUCP silver at csu-cs.UUCP
Mon Aug 8 02:45:33 AEST 1983

The freedom to redefine the language  with macros is also the freedom to
rotate your vocabulary out of the public domain, right into the twilight
zone.  Personally,  I view  people  who alter C to suit  their  personal
tastes as certainly  misguided and probably  perverted.  Any standard is
better than none (stick that in your fortunes file and remember it); I'd
rather live with C than "improve" it unilaterally.

Sorry for the  outburst,  but I feel the urge to  counter  the  previous
article, which seemed to espouse such gimmickry as a good idea.

Alan Silverstein, Hewlett-Packard Fort Collins Systems Division, Colorado
ucbvax!hplabs!hpfcla!ajs, 303-226-3800 x3053, N 40 31'31" W 105 00'43"

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