[R] Excel (off-topic, sort of)
pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Aug 29 17:35:39 CEST 2007
> Maybe I'll write a letter to Santa Claus [there are people
> who write to congressman; they must have more faith than me].
> I wish a language where I can write
> a = b + 10
> and then when I write
> a = 20
> the language automatically assigns b = 10.
METAFONT does this (and consequently, Metapost as well). I still
remember my surprise when I found out that Donald Knuth resorts to such
sophisticated machinery for the sole purpose of designing font
characters. Knuth surely did many wonderful things :-).
François Pinard http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca
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