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- Subject: Re: python like syntax for lua
- From: Gustavo Niemeyer <niemeyer@...>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 10:39:25 -0300
> Why not try Visual Basic-like syntax? Or C++-like syntax? Or
> Fortran-like syntax?
> Why spend all of your time wishing something like whitespace had
> meaning? Do you buy a book to look at the space between the lines?
> Formatting should be about readability, not syntactical meaning. The
> very term formatting deals with presentation, not interpretation.
When I see such a comment about someone saying he's going to waste
he's own time to try something different, I call this overreaction.
> I mean, you don't see people walking around wishing for English-like
> syntax in Chinese.... Just pick a language and use it.
But you do see people learning Chinese in England, for that matter,
and they're usually not spanked because of that. :-)