moshez at math.huji.ac.il
Fri Sep 1 13:25:49 CEST 2000
On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Gene C wrote:
> Has anyone considered a different format for tuples to get around the
> somewhat strange single element tuple format? I find when explaining the
> language to others, the single tuple format always solicits a, "Thats
That's because you're not explaining it correctly. Paraphrasing the NRA,
"parens don't build tuples, commas build tuples". Parens serve only
the purpose of disambiguating. Now,
"1" is a number
"1, 2," is a tuple.
The last comma is optional, so
"1, 2" is a tuple too.
There is only one case where the comma isn't optional: where it would
otherwise cause an ambiguty
Moshe Zadka <moshez at math.huji.ac.il>
There is no IGLU cabal.
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