Parrot: Why the clunky syntax?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at
Mon Aug 30 05:49:39 CEST 1999

Instead of a syntax like

  window @MyWindow "My First Window" {
       menuBar {
          menu "File" {
             menuItem @New "New"

why not something more Python-inspired, e.g.

  window MyWindow("My First Window"):
      menu File:
        menuitem New

After all, we like Python because it does without
line noise like @{} -- don't we?


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