Algol-style vs C-style semicolons

Alan S. Driscoll alan at allegra.UUCP
Fri Jun 1 05:50:38 AEST 1984

> (Apply :-) to entire article)
>>	... I'd just like to point out that I've read that people
>>	make fewer mistakes involving semicolons in languages that
>>	use them C-style than ALGOL-style.
> Perhaps it's because we're used to periods as sentence *terminators*,
> not *separators*.  Just a thought

We use periods as terminators; we use semicolons as separators;

[There, doesn't that look just as funny?  :-) ]


	Alan S. Driscoll
	AT&T Bell Laboratories

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