A potpourri of notational pet peeves (and their resolution in modcap)

@inproceedings{Wells1986APO,
  title={A potpourri of notational pet peeves (and their resolution in modcap)},
  author={Mark B. Wells},
  booktitle={SIGP},
  year={1986}
}
1. I n t r o d u c t i o n This author has long felt [Wel61 ] tha t the notational mechanisms provided by most programming languages are inaOequate, mainly due to the inadequac~ of program preparation devices. Language designers have historically let existing hardware dictate the range of notation allowed in languages. Unfortunately, such restricted (and restrictive) notation seems to be spreading, with even less rationale, into pseudolanguages and textbook algorithm descriptions. This paper… CONTINUE READING