|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)
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| THE LESSER-KNOWN PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES #18: FIFTH|
FIFTH is a precision mathematical language in which the data types
refer to quantity. The data types range from CC, OUNCE, SHOT, and
JIGGER to FIFTH (hence the name of the language), LITER, MAGNUM and
BLOTTO. Commands refer to ingredients such as CHABLIS, CHARDONNAY,
CABERNET, GIN, VERMOUTH, VODKA, SCOTCH, and WHATEVERSAROUND.
The many versions of the FIFTH language reflect the sophistication and
financial status of its users. Commands in the ELITE dialect include
VSOP and LAFITE, while commands in the GUTTER dialect include HOOTCH
and RIPPLE. The latter is a favorite of frustrated FORTH programmers
who end up using this language.
|To one large turkey add one gallon of vermouth and a demijohn of Angostura|
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, recipe for turkey cocktail.
|Vermouth always makes me brilliant unless it makes me idiotic.|
-- E.F. Benson
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