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David Elliott dce at tekecs.UUCP
Mon Aug 15 14:19:01 AEST 1983

I think that Alan is right. Take the Bourne Shell for example. The
damn thing is written in something that looks like Algol, except
that the C code shows through. It's almost worthwhile to send it through
the C preprocessor just to make it readable (I did this to look for
some things I couldn't find the way it was).

Macros should be used to clarify the code, not make it easier to
program rather than learn C.


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