The idea of LINQ is that you write the expression directly in the language and it translates into a query expression. It's going to be operating on an expression parse tree, right? Rather than trying to change the allowable expressions maybe the question is to figure out how to translate what we have and find what we can't express with what we have (and that's an orthogonal question and has nothing to do with __xxx__ functions).

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Masklinn <> wrote: 
What about french quotes

expr = «x + y * z»

Isn't there are already a syntax for this?

    expr = lambda: x + y * z

Maybe you want some conversion of that lambda into a different form:

    expr = @ast lambda: x + y + z

--- Bruce