In English, Every Word Can Be Verbed. Would That It Were So In Our Programming Languages.
In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our
In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.
Quote #216 Then there's the apocryphal statement attributed to Alexander Haig
"There isn't a word in the English language that can't be verbed." Why *him*, of all people?...
The longest word in the English language is: "And now a word from our honored guest.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country.
And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire....
candygrammar n. A programming-language grammar that is mostly syntactic suga
he term is also a play on `candygram'. COBOL, Apple's Hypertalk language, and a lot of the so-called `4GL' database languages share this property....
I would go so far as to suggest that, were it not for our ego and concern to be different, the African apes would be included in our family, the Hominidae.
-- Richard Leakey...
Ada is the 400-pound gorilla of programming languages.