I’m glad I didn’t listen to the reviewers for “Software Tools in Pascal,” or even Kernighan’s “Why I Don’t Like Pascal.” The decision point was between “this book is more semantically C” versus “the original book is better.” Well, I had the first book and ratfor77 was convulsing during make.
I’m glad I bought the book, because otherwise I wouldn’t have had permission to do this:
arr = '#' arr = 'i' arr = 'n' arr = 'c' arr = 'l' arr = 'u' arr = 'd' arr = 'e'
Inwardly, I felt like this kind of idiom would be a sin. That shows how inexperienced I am with languages where strings are built piecemeal. You make do with what you have; in this case, an early chapter, a new reader, and a seasoned pedagogy.