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FAO: The entire programming language industry [Apr. 30th, 2008|12:01 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Can we please establish a standard to determine whether the final parameter in a substring function is a length, or a finishing position kthxbye.
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[User Picture]From: boyofbadgers
2008-04-30 12:08 pm (UTC)
Are you some sort of stifler of competition or something?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-30 12:18 pm (UTC)
Heh. Are there IT management types who decide which language to use based on that? I find that totally believable.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2008-04-30 12:16 pm (UTC)
While we're at it, can we decide whether it should be "else if", "elseif", "elsif", or "elif", please?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-30 12:17 pm (UTC)
Or, indeed, none of those, and simply:

else
if
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2008-04-30 01:12 pm (UTC)
When I were a lad all we 'ad was computed GOTOs
Tell that to the youth of today...
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-30 01:13 pm (UTC)
You don't need to tell it to me. I'm still maintaining the fecking programs.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2008-04-30 01:16 pm (UTC)
How does that differ from "else if"? (Unless you mean that there's no need for a specific elseif thingy because you can build it up from else and if.)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-30 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what I mean.
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