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Re: Prefix, not postfix



I appreciate the lexical parsing argument, but have to go with suffix
(#2) because it just reads so much more cleanly

On 4/11/06, Marc Feeley <feeley@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> On 11-Apr-06, at 3:24 PM, Jorgen Schaefer wrote:
>
> > Semi-long posting, short summary: If we do indeed have to
> > standardize keywords, please use prefix colons. :-)
>
> Don't you mean:
>
>     Semi-long posting, short :summary If we do indeed have to
>
> [Sorry... I just couldn't resist!]
>
> I find colon at the end to be more natural since it closely
> corresponds to the use of colon in English (and many other natural
> languages).  Moreover it is the syntax used in the DSSSL standard (a
> variant of Scheme).
>
> I'm not considering changing the SRFI, but I'd like to conduct an
> informal poll on this list on the syntax.  Lets pretend there was no
> historical precedent (i.e. neither Common Lisp or DSSSL), which
> syntax would you prefer?  Please answer with one of these answers:
>
> 1) I prefer prefix syntax, e.g.   (button :text "OK" :action quit)
> 2) I prefer suffix syntax, e.g.   (button text: "OK" action: quit)
> 3) I don't care
>
> Marc
>
>


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