[Geowanking] Standard for Pseudocode

Anselm Hook anselm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 15:16:44 PST 2008


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On Jan 21, 2008 3:11 PM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/21/08, Landon Blake <lblake at ksninc.com> wrote:
> > I'm in my late twenties, and my languages of choice are Java and Python.
> > (I dabble in Ruby for customization of Google SketchUp.)
> >
> > I'm guessing the old farts are using C, C++ or maybe Perl?
> >
> > I wonder what younger people are using?
>
> what is the cut-off age from young, rarefied air to old fart? I need
> to situate myself on the right side of the fence.
>
>
> >
> > Maybe one of the Microsoft .NET languages, or one of the new languages
> > that runs on the JVM?
> >
> > This is an interesting topic that I have not considered before.
> >
> > Landon
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to
> > [mailto:geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to] On Behalf Of Sean Gillies
> > Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 2:34 PM
> > To: anselm at hook.org; geowanking at lists.burri.to
> > Subject: Re: [Geowanking] Standard for Pseudocode
> >
> > Maybe, but it wouldn't be geographic. It would be demographic. Strongly
> > determined by the age of the programming population, I suspect.
> >
> > Sean
> >
> > Anselm Hook wrote:
> > > Mentioned before but I've often wondered if there are geographic
> > regional
> > > variations in favored programming languages; ranging from merely
> > dialects to
> > > full blown language preferences...  SFO might be a php town... Seattle
> > might
> > > be a Python town etc...  Portland a Ruby town...
> > >
> > >  - a
> > >
> > > On Jan 21, 2008 2:20 PM, Artem Pavlenko <artem.mapnik at googlemail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> "Python is executable pseudocode. Perl is executable line noise."
> > >> - Old Klingon Proverb
> > >>
> > >> HTH
> > >> Artem
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> I was about
> > >>>     to say
> > >>>   http://www.perl.org but
> > >>>                 then realized that
> > >>> having the freedom
> > >>>                  to put whitespace wherever I want
> > >>> and
> > >>>                   indentation wherever I
> > >>>      want can
> > >>>   be too
> > >>> much  wanking
> > >>>                   for some people
> > >>> :
> > >>> );
> > >>>
> > >>> On 1/21/08, Sean Gillies <sgillies at frii.com> wrote:
> > >>>> I was about to say. Or http://python.org/doc. No $@ noise and
> > >>>> mandatory
> > >>>> whitespace and indentation to enforce readability :)
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Sean
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Andrew Turner wrote:
> > >>>>> What about http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ ?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> ;)
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> On Jan 21, 2008 4:26 PM, Landon Blake <lblake at ksninc.com> wrote:
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Have any Geowankers come across a standard for pseudocode?
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> We were talking about using pseudocode for programming language-
> > >>>>>> neutral
> > >>>>>> information on spatial reference system transformations,
> > >>>>>> calculations and
> > >>>>>> algorithms. This information would be part of a possible project
> > >>>>>> at the
> > >>>>>> OSGeo on spatial reference systems. I was hoping to find a
> > >>>>>> pseudocode
> > >>>>>> standard, but Google didn't turn up much:
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > http://users.csc.calpoly.edu/~jdalbey/SWE/pdl_std.html<http://users.csc.calpoly.edu/%7Ejdalbey/SWE/pdl_std.html>
> <http://users.csc.
> > calpoly.edu/%7Ejdalbey/SWE/pdl_std.html>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~pedwards/teaching/CS3007/requirements/<http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/%7Epedwards/teaching/CS3007/requirements/>
> <http:/
> > /www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/%7Epedwards/teaching/CS3007/requirements/>
> > >>>>>> pseudocode.html
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Landon
> > >>>>>>
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