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Discussion on: Which mainstream programming language has the ugliest syntax?

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Károly Balogh

I believe there's worse than PHP, but that alone doesn't make any PHP better for sure. :)

BTW, I always think about replacing : with be and = with equal in my mind when reading Pascal code. So a:=1; is let a be equal 1. Same works with colon elsewhere, for example type definitions like var x: integer; can be read as let var x be integer; ... It makes the whole syntax quite readable for me.

But I'm not a native English speaker, so sorry if this just makes it even worse. :P

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Ryan Haber

No, it's a nice thought. It does work, as far as I can remember. Maybe it's what Pascal's creators were thinking.