From: Marko Mäkelä (Marko.Makela_at_HUT.FI)
Date: 2002-06-19 17:23:11
I've now put the Mikro Assembler manual to FUNET. I decided to make the formatting verbatim, reproducing all indentation, spacing, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. I deleted the scanned pages but left the cover page of the manual there. I think that Mikro Assembler could serve as an example on how not to design languages. Sometimes, colour codes are numbered from 1 onwards, sometimes from 0. The DELETE command doesn't work without parameters; one should use NEW instead. And so on. It was also interesting to see that the line width of the manual changed after two or three pages. At first, I suspected that the text had been justified by a computer program, as all "extra" space was concentrated towards the right end of the lines, but this pattern changed at the end of the manual. Well, there has been some development in publishing systems in the past 20 years. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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