Attitude about new keywords

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Feb 11 02:42:10 CET 2003


Dave Brueck wrote:

> Me too. I think the key to its readability is that it is enclosed in
> brackets, so I wouldn't mind if the new expression required
> parentheses
> around it (I wouldn't mind because I'd probably enclose if-expressions
> in
> parens anyway, required or not).

The require-parentheses argument leads to weird cases such as that of a
function call:

	f(x if C else y)

would be illegal, instead it would have to be written

	f((x if C else y))

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