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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 > > -- -- Donovan