Notes on “Little Languages”

June 9, 2009

Little Languages: Jon Bentley (CACM 1986)

Bentley surveys a number of old Unix little languages, with a focus on PIC. Also mentioned: SCATTER, TROFF, UNIX SHELL, AWK, GRAP, CHEM, LEX, YACC, MAKE.

This article was a joy. I really want to read more of Bentley’s writing now.

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