John W. Baxter
jwbnews at scandaroon.com
Sat Sep 2 17:34:59 CEST 2000
In article <6q7s5.19214$C42.784903 at newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net>,
"Gene C" <gchiaramonte at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Right, it was just a suggestion. I still think the list  and dictionary
> formats are quite elegant. I only wish the tuple could be implemented in
> similar manner. (Keeping the current format so tuples in the current
> is not broken.)
> What about using the pipe to define tuples?
> Empty Tuple ||
> 1 Element Tuple |'a'|
> 3 Element Tuple |'a', 'b', 'c'|
> That looks nice to me and now we have no special cases and I don't think
> this clashes with anything in the language.
With | .... | one has similar opportunities to confuse the compiler and
get strange error messages as with ' or " by leaving one off, or having
one too many.
It's really nicer to have character pairs to work with.
John W. Baxter Port Ludlow, WA USA jwbnews at scandaroon.com
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