Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Tue Jan 20 22:58:49 CET 2009
Joe Strout wrote:
> Aaron Brady wrote:
>> I think it would be a good step if you could make some sensible
>> interpretation of a typical statement without its parentheses.
>> f "abc" 123
>> f( "abc", 123 )
>> It would be just the thing in a couple of situations...
> Such a language is possible -- take a look at REALbasic sometime. RB
> certainly has its problems (mainly bugs), but the language syntax is
> beautiful. To your point, parentheses are not required around any
> method call that (1) has no return value, or (2) requires no parameters.
Logo, of all things, doesn't require parentheses at all, since functions
("procedures") take a fixed number of arguments. Parentheses are only
required when you're adding optional arguments.
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