CTS logo
hazy blue Catskill Mountains in distance


Online documentation and examples output are now available for our products

A Thought…

I’ve found a really good GDPR consultant.
Can you give me their email address?.

   — “Ingin Johnnie”, The Scotsman letters

Useful stuff

Posted on 2021-Mar-21 at 11:41:23 by Phil
Last update on 2022-Jun-20 at 00:28:00 by Phil

Things that would be useful to see in a language.

A common idiom is looping “forever” (well, practically you need to exit that loop at some time).

forever {  ...  }

instead of

while (true) {  ...  }

The idea is that the keyword forever stands out more obviously to the reader, making it clearer what’s going on. In a language like C, you could define a macro forever to be replaced by while (1). Either way, the compiler should be on the lookout for perpetual loops, and check that there is a path out of it (some sort of accessible break; somewhere). Not finding a way out should be a warning, not an error, as there is GUI code which loops forever.

Posted on 2023-Jul-03 at 14:30:00 by Phil

An interesting discussion…

A (somewhat heated) discussion over multi-pass compiling versus single-pass (à la Turbo Pascal) and the distinction between that and multi-pass parsing.


All content © copyright 2005 – 2023 by Catskill Technology Services, LLC.
All rights reserved.
Note that Third Party software (whether Open Source or proprietary) on this site remains under the copyright and license of its owners. Catskill Technology Services, LLC does not claim copyright over such software.


This page is https://www.catskilltech.com/useful-stuff.html

Search Quotations database.

Last updated Wed, 04 Oct 2023 at 9:42 PM

Valid HTML 5

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 at 10:59 PM EST