>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Seamons <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

Paul> I don't know what the reasoning was back then and it may be the same 

>From my early conversations with Larry, I recall that the reason is that
RSTS/E BASIC-PLUS had nested trailing modifiers, and both Larry and I saw many
abuses of these over the years.  Therefore, he decided not to repeat that
abomination, limiting it to precisely one level deep.  I'm happy for that.

Yeah, every once in a while, I've wanted the second layer, but I'm willing to
rewrite the statement as a true normal if/while instead of a backwards
if/while, and it *does* help the overall readability.

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