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Month: May 2009

SQR Without Literals

Most programs are sprinkled with literal values; 11, ‘USA’, ’01-JUL-2007′, etc.  Sometimes we can guess their meanings from context. while #sales_office <= 11 let $country = ‘USA’ where...

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An SQR Wish List

As much as I like SQR, I am reluctantly willing to admit that it is not perfect. Ray Ontko, one of the pioneers of SQR, listed his ideas for improvements on his company’s website. Here’s my wish list. Given the...

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SQR Programming Standards

What do compilers expect of the programs we create? Our programs should follow the syntax of the language and observe the practical limits of the compiler. What do our customers and managers expect of the programs we create? Our...

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