Quotation Explorer - 'Syntax'

In the beginning was the word. But by the time the second word was added to it, there was trouble. For with it came syntax...
This document describes the usage and input syntax of the Unix Vax-11 assembler As. As is designed for assembling code produced by the "C" compiler; certain concessions have been made to handle code written directly by people, but in general little sympathy has been extended.
It's hard to get motivated fixing a compile-time syntax error when you can buy a powder that turns a house into a monster. - Ryan North
Grammar and ordinary language are bad guides to metaphysics. A great book might be written showing the influence of syntax on philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
The Internet"not food for thought, just chewing gum put out by people who know the vocabulary of thought but not it's syntax - Michael Hecht
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