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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 15:50:37 -0400
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From: Stephen Schwarm <[log in to unmask]>
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Carlisle Martin C Dr USAFA/DFCS wrote:
> KEVIN>But my experience is that students learning C/C++ quickly learn where
> >the semicolons go; while students learning Pascal are never quite sure.
> This is a deficiency of Pascal, and is noted in the paper comparing Pascal
> and Ada in the latest Ada Letters (which goes a long way to prove syntax
> matters!)

The rule is simple.  With Pascal semicolons separate statement and with
Ada semicolons end them.

Now for C++, semicolons end statements but they don't end blocks but
they do end blocks of declarations.  Now that is an easy rule.

Just my $0.02