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Reason for Cross-Language Compatibility

I was coding today and something just hit me. I found a decent reason why you would want syntax cross-language compatibility. Joel disscussed this before here http://www.joelonsoftware.com/news/20020505.html. I am not sure if anyone every hit on this during that time, but I think that Patterns and Algorithms is definitely a reason to have cross-language compatibility.

Today I am rewriting code in Java that was written in VFoxPro originally. Now I look at the code in FoxPro and although my code does the exact same thing and follows the same algorithm even, my code does not look anything similar.

That's all I have to say. I think I should post stuff like this on my own blog.

Gp
Monday, November 10, 2003

But if it looked the same (same syntax) but its meanings (semantics) differed then that would be hellishly confusing.

And if it looked the same and meant the same then, er, it would be the same...

There is a reason why different languages are different.

It's because they *are* different.

David B. Wildgoose
Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Right

Gp
Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Strange topic.

GP (not Gp)
Wednesday, November 12, 2003

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