In <[log in to unmask]> David Carlisle <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>  LaTeX evidently has a syntax based on Pascal, but this syntax is not
>  explicitly part of LaTeX, only something that the developers of LaTeX use
>  internally

>I think you are probably referring to the pascal-ish comments that were
>in the sorces for latex209 and some remain in the `oldcomments' sections
>in the current sources. Leslie Lamport used those while designing the

AFAIK it is not pascal-ish, but classic algol68-like pseudocode. :-)

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               Martin Schr"oder, [log in to unmask]
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