ordered keywords?

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Tue Oct 18 02:46:22 CEST 2005


Ron Adam wrote:
> drawshapes( triangle=3, square=4, color=red,
>             polygon(triangle, color),
>             polygon(square, color) )
> 
> This comes close to the same pattern used in SVG and other formats where 
> you have definitions before expressions.

Why is this better than the obvious
triangle=3
square=4
color=red
drawshapes(polygon(triangle, color),
             polygon(square, color) )

or even
drawshapes(polygon(3, red),
             polygon(4, red) )

which is concise and readable IMO...?

Kent



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