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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2008, 02:43:39 AM »

What an unhappy SS.  What would you like to have for a language?
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2008, 08:34:17 PM »

Code that is more self-explanatory, and easier to read without putting silly "//end if" style comments in.

Like when you've got stuff like this:
Code:
for (x=0;x<=10;x++)
{
    if (x == something)
    {
        for (y=0;y<=whatever;y++)
        {

            doStuff()

            if (x == y)
            {
                doMoreStuff()
            }

        }

    }
    else
    {
        while (x < y)
        {
            doEvenMoreStuff()
        }
    }
}



It'd be easier to read if it was more like this:

Code:
x:loop(0..10)

    if (x = something)

        y:loop(0..whatever)

            doStuff()

            if (x = y)
                doMoreStuff()
            /if

        /y:loop

    else
        while (x < y)
            doEvenMoreStuff()
        /while
    /if
/x:loop



And similar things to that.

Syntax that is intuitive and sensible, and thought out properly.
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 01:05:26 AM »

It might be fun to write an interpreter to convert your syntax to C syntax, then just feed that to a normal C compiler.  The problem is that you'd still have to declare data types (maybe make everything type int, and rewrite the libraries...), and make the distinction between assignments and comparisons.
/me remembers how many sleepless nights he spent because of his compilers class  :ph34r:  
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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 07:10:31 PM »

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and make the distinction between assignments and comparisons.
It does already.
Comparisons use Equals signs, because that's what the equals sign is for.
Assignment use Colons, because it's the simplest valid single character.

SheepAreAnimals : Sheep.Type = "Animal"

Go write me a super compiler that lets me use good syntax to write C stuff. Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2008, 11:32:35 PM »

I wonder if this will be one of my "projects" this "quarter"  Wink
Sounds interesting, I'll try it.

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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2008, 11:42:17 PM »

Have you done it yet? Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2008, 12:35:07 AM »

I'm still unpacking!! gosh!! Shocked
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I'll make a converter; though I am wondering how much error checking I'm going to have to check.  I'll find out the further I get into this. :-)
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2008, 08:01:55 PM »

Any progress? Smiley
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