On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Masklinn firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ..
The nice thing about having it be special-sauce syntax is that it can be parsed along with the rest of the script, failing early, and it can be stored in bytecode. Whereas the string itself will only be parsed when the function is actually executed.
Not enough to justify new syntax IMO. Just create your parse trees at the module or class level. chances are that's where they belong anyways. I would be very interested to see the parse() function. It does not exist (yet), right?