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How to catch a “return” statement

Does ‘return’ always cause a function to return? Surprisingly the answer is “no”. Indeed there are situations in which ‘break’ may not always break from

1/2 Should Not Equal Zero

There’s something wrong when a language allows 1/2 to equal 0. It’s easy to understand why this happens, and perhaps it’s even easy to forgive

Leaf: Simple type conversions

One of the problems with C++ is the way it handles type conversion. It inherits a lot of implicit conversion from C and then adds

What is a System Language?

Not all languages are made with the same purpose in mind. When it comes to designing a new language like Leaf, it’s important to choose