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On Dec 4, 2009, at 6:33 PM, Cosmin Apreutesei wrote:

> Some of that comes form its liberating semantics, but there's also
> some crafted screen aesthetics going on which many dynamic languages
> seem to overlook, and nice to see them in Lua:
> - good interleaving of keywords with symbols (contrary to perl,
> haskell or the mathematical notation, more likely designed for the
> chalkboard or paper)
> - good interleaving of whitespace with letterspace (unlike
> curly-brace languages)
> - economic use of symbols, choosing those that look good on the
> screen and are easy to type (eg. look at the conversation about
> choosing a length operator some years ago)
> I think the impact on these qualities should be evaluated when asking
> for more syntax sugar especially if it includes new symbols :)

Ah, yes, finally, aesthetic considerations I can relate to :)