Philip Taylor writes:
> >> b) please lets have portable programs written in the genuinely
> >> popular langauges, viz TeX or C++
> Please let's have portable programs written in the genuinely
> PORTABLE languages; popularity is completely irrelevant.
no, its not irrelevant at all. if language X is popular, the reliable
compilers/interpreters become widely available. hence the program becomes
portable. its called a _de facto standard_.....