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On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
> Optically I like pipes too, since they also remind me of their use in
> the shell to "tie things together". Their main problem tough is they
> cannot nest, as the begin and end token is identical. One could say,
> if you want nesting use full function syntax please, but well maybe
> someone has a problem with it not working.
> | a, b => | x => x* x * x | (a+b) |
> -> supposedly a real challenge for the parser.

You're of course right. I had taken this fact into account while
writing the previous post, but I removed it while refactoring, and
forgot about it afterwards.

    | args ( expression )
    | args [ statements => expression ]

Variations of the above expressions are the only legal possibilities
with one character tokens.

@| args => expression |
@| args : statements => expression |

 is also valid at the expense of an added symbol. A function of he
second kind with no arguments becomes with the first or second syntax:

    | [ statements ]
    @|: statements |

Which isn't too bad.

Kind regards,
-- Pierre-Yves