Subject Re: [IB-Architect] enhancement to procedure/trigger language
Author Nando Dessena

> Good language design
> should be left to prima donnas to deliver on stone tablets to
> be accepted or rejected in toto. The pieces must fit perfectly.

I agree completely.

> The truly dreadful languages are COBOL, Pascal, RPG, PL/I,
> Algol-68, DCL, and SQL. Committee products, every one.

AFAIK Pascal has never had or needed a return statement, nor is it a
committee product. My personal opinion is also that it is a much more
coherent language than C. But this is going OT.