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- Subject: Re: omit parenthesis for functions of zero arguments / customcontrol structures
- From: "Olivier Delannoy" <olivier.delannoy@...>
- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 18:31:37 +0100
It's easyer to type () than rembering names are function call one
month or even a week later.
On 2/28/06, Bret Victor <email@example.com> wrote:
> Lisa Parratt writes:
> > > I mention this in part because in Perl
> > Why does everyone always suggest features from that aborted
> > abomination of a language, rather than ones from SPARK, Z, or other
> > languages with a bit of class and back bone?
> Well, the feature in question (syntactically sugary closures) is in Smalltalk
> and (therefore) Ruby, both of which have class. (Or, at least, classes.)
> I imagine Perl adopted it from there.
> I'm personally a fan of any syntax that makes abstraction easier to type.
> Lua: function () return foo + bar end
> Smalltalk: [ foo + bar ]