From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Fri Feb 28 02:48:00 2003

>>What other languages are column sensitive? I'd guess at APL, but I'm
>> sure there are others.

Roger Merchberger wrote:
> Mmmm... nope. APL is about the least sensitive of all the languages...

Not quite. APL does basically require that a statement be confined
to one line of input, though the line can potentially be quite long.
So it's not completely free-form like some languages.

> it's not syntax sensitive (it has none!

It most certainly does have syntax, though it's quite simple.
And it's quite easy to get syntax errors. But because most characters
can serve as both monadic and dyadic functions, it's also possible to
have a typo that is valid syntax but does something quite different
than what you intended.
Received on Fri Feb 28 2003 - 02:48:00 GMT

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