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- Subject: Re: Another example for syntactically lightweight closures
- From: Miles Bader <miles.bader@...>
- Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 17:11:17 +0900
Miles Bader <email@example.com> writes:
> It's becoming pretty clear (to me) that keyword-oriented syntaxes (like
> the above) simply don't work well for a notation intended for embedding
> inside expressions or use as one-liners.
BTW, I should clarify -- I think it's the attempt to use keywords as
_brackets_ (e.g., foo...end) that's the problem. It doesn't work well
on a single line. [whereas it _does_ work quite well in normal blocks,
where newlines and indentation help keep things clear.]
[I think a single-keyword syntax would be ok, as long as you're using
some other mechanism than "...end" to provide the bracketing.]
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