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- Subject: Re: Macros and expressivity
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:24:58 +0900
Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@GMX.net> writes:
>> Incidentally, any syntactic reason not to allow other "parenthesis-less"
>> E.g., you can use: fun 'blargh'
>> sometimes I'd kinda like to be able to use: fun 3
>> as well...
> Perhaps because fun 3+4 would look ambiguous and error prone? Somehow,
> the quotes *are* the delimiters of the function parameter, so they are
> no ambiguous.
I dunno, I don't really see that as a problem -- just say it's exactly
the same as any unary operator, and binds tightly. It's no different
than -3+4, or as somebody else mentioned, fun "a".."b".
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