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On 9 February 2013 00:11, William Sumner <> wrote:
> Programming language design is not fashion.
But it is a user interface for developers. If something is confusing, unusual, or difficult to type because it's missing on some keyboards, it's worth some thought.

You mean like {…}?  Which is probably the single biggest blight^Wblock grouping construct in computing today?  Try and type { or } on any of the following layouts sometime:

This list goes on and on and on without end.  When it's possible at all for many keyboard layouts, it's a wrist-twisting torture.  Therefore, by your logic, we should be lobbying for C, C++, Java, C#, Tcl, etc. etc. etc. to be changing their syntax.

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