Comp Lang Perving
Syntax is the most important aspect of a programing language
The quality of a programing language, can be judged by how much of it can be explained by its syntax alone.
The following is critique of programing languages, with respect to formal language perspective.
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- What Are Good Qualities of Computer Language Syntax?
- On Constructed Languages, Computer Languages, and Their Grammar Complexity
- Syntax, Formal Language, Pattern Matching
- Formal Definition of Systematic Grammar
- Composable Syntax
- Syntax Algebra
- OOP Dot Notation, Dot Before Data or After?
- Unix Pipe as Functional Language
- Method Chaining, Postfix Operator, and OOP
- Ontology of Postfix Notation, Method Chaining, and Unix Pipe
- What's the Definition of Operator in Computer Language?
- Python's Context Dependent Syntax Soup: 「… in …」 And 「… not in …」
- Context Dependent Syntax, Lisp setf, Python a[i]=x
- Java Array Syntax Soup: Syntactic Irregularity and Ad Hoc Logic
- Why List Comprehension is Bad
- What's Point-free Programing? (point-free function syntax)
- Problems of Symbol Congestion in Computer Languages; ASCII Jam vs Unicode
- Computer Language Design: String Syntax
- Programing Language Design: Syntax Sugar Problem: Irregularity vs Convenience
- What Does it Mean When a Programing Language Claims “Whitespace is Insignificant”?
- OCaml Syntax Sucks
- If Then Else Ternary Expression
- Hack of Bitmask as Boolean Parameters
- Programing Languages Sugar Syntax: Compiler Level vs User Level
- camelCase vs snake_case
- What's the Most Readable Computer Language Syntax?
- The Naming of List Things in Computer Languages
- Computer Language: Predicate Function, Terminology, and Naming Convention
- Programing Style: Variable Naming: English Words Considered Harmful
- Sigil for Function Parameter Names
- Math Notation, Programing Language Syntax, and Thought
- On Meta Syntax, Formal Language, and Logic
- OOP's Jargons and Complexities
- Meaning of Object in Computer Languages
- OOP Dot Notation, is Object Data or Namespace?
- Alan Kay on Object Oriented Programing
- Programing Language: Polymorphism, Dispatch, and the Tale of Poly-Tinting
- Why I Hate Exceptions
- Iterator, Enumerator, Abstraction Went Wrong
- Language Design: Should Array Index Start at 0 or 1?
- Programing Language: Syntactic and Semantic Difference of Map Function
- Should the Map Function Specify Order?
- Programing Language: Function Dependency
- Logic Operator as Control Flow
- Programing: Why I Hate C
- The Complexity of Java Access Specifiers
- Hashtable as Switch Statement
- Why Idioms Are Bad
- The Nature of Idioms in Programing Languages
- Perl: Difference Between List and Array
- Programing: Are int, float, long, double, Side-Effects of Computer Engineering?
- Learning Notes on Goto, Continuation, Coroutine
- Functional Programing Languages History Diagram
- What Language Does Google Facebook Twitter Paypal Wikipedia … Use?
- One Language to Rule Them All? Or, What Language to Use for Find Replace?
- On the Rectification of Programing Language Spec by Formal Language
- What's Ontology of Programing Language?
- Math vs Programing, What-is vs How-to
- A Class of Computer Languages: Math Languages
- Brainf*ck Language EOF Design Problem
- Programing Language: Steve Yegge on Dynamic Languages
- Functional Programing: is Real World Stateful?
- Wizard Book: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
- Homotopy Type Theory
- What do Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla, say about Dart?
- HTML6, JSON SXML Simplified
- What Made Lambda Calculus So Powerful?
- Why Does Struct Datatype Encroach Namespace?
- Shell, REPL, Notebook, and Emacs Environment Explained
- Edge Cases in Computing, and What Exactly is Whitespace?
- Empirical Analysis of Programming Language Adoption
- History of Programing Languages in 1 Sentence
- D3.js Visualization, a Quasi Science
- Concepts and Confusions of Prefix, Infix, Postfix and Lisp Notations
- Can Lisp Macro Change Lisp Syntax?
- Lisp Apostrophe Quote 'f Came From MacLisp
- Mathematica vs Lisp Syntax
- Nested Syntax Design: XML vs LISP
- Programing Language: Systematic Syntax: Lisp vs Mathematica
- Language Syntax: Brackets vs Begin/End vs Indentation for Nesting
- LISP Syntax Problem of Piping Functions
- Lisp vs Perl Syntax, the Cult Problem
- XML is not S-Expressions
- Is XML Stupid Brother of Lisp Sexp?
- LISP Infix Syntax Survey
- Fundamental Problems of Lisp
- Famous Programers on How Common Lisp Sucks
- Guy Steele Says: Don't Iterate, Recurse, and Get rid of cons!
- Paul Graham's Infatuation with the Concept of Hacker
- Programing Language Design: Why Lisp Macro Sucks
- Why Clojure is Dense
- Clojure's Popularity, a Tango with Java
- Programing: LISP is Not Functional!
- Emacs Lisp: read-from-minibuffer Propels Deep Questions
- LISP, What Does Symbolic Language Mean?
Python Language Problems
The following articles are not in the side panel. (due to historical directory structure reasons)
- Hack of Bitmask as Boolean Parameters
- What's Function, What's Operator?
- Logical Operators, Truth Table, Unicode
- The TeX Pestilence (Why TeX/LaTeX Sucks)
- The Problems of Traditional Math Notation
- A Notation for Plane Geometry
- What is Expressiveness in a computer language?
- What's Closure in Programing Languages?
- Unix/Linux Shell Shebang: Who Gets to Use the First Char?
Language Underneath Mumble Jumble
- Hardware Modeled Computer Languages
- Functional Programing: Function Output Should Always Have the Same Structure
- Programing Language Popularity 2017
- Why Software Tech is Ugly
- Proliferation of Computing Languages
- What Languages to Hate
- the Measure of a Language
- Laziness, Perl, and Larry Wall
- Larry Wall and Cults
- Programing Languages Popularity Trend
- Computer Language Websites Popularity
- What Determines a Computer Language's Popularity?
- Erik Naggum and Why There Isn't An Ocean of “Lisp Jobs”
- One Language to Rule Them All?
- From Why Not Ruby to F￼CK Python, Hello Ruby
- 3D Graphics Formats and Social Causes in Computer Languages
- The Harm of hard-wrapping Lines
- Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code
- Plain-Text Email Fetish
- Unix, RFC, Line Truncation
Jargons of Software Industry
Jargons of Software Industry
- What is Your Favorite Lisp
- Language, Purity, Cult, and Deception
- Scheme Lisp and Failure
- Why Qi Lisp Fails and Clojure Succeeds
- Lisp Macros and Practical Common Lisp
- I Can Not Find A Word Better Than “CAR”
- Will Lisp Ever Be Popular?
- My First Encounter and Impression of Lisp
- Lispers and Wikipedia
- Modernization of Emacs Lisp
- Lisp's List Problem
- Why You should Not Use the Jargons lisp-1 lisp-2
- Is Lisp's Objects Concept Necessary?
Tech Doc Humor
documentation idiocy collection
regex and parsing
Xah Regular Expression Articles Index
Misc, unsorted yet
- Avoiding Variables in Functional Programing
- Why is Namespace So Difficult?
- Why Learn Lisp When There Are Perl and Python
Programing Problems Index
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