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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Tla spork

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Tla spork
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:34:31 +0100
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On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 12:53:43PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> The question is whether the burden of learning something new is
> outweighed by the vast potential for abstraction offered by a very
> regular syntax

That's a myth. Transforming between natural and prefix notation is
trivial, loses no data, and is performed implicitly by just about
every compiler (since they all shift into the abstract tree form that
can become either). So there's no more "potential for abstraction";
any transformation you can do to one can be done to the other just as

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