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Re: Prefix, not postfix



Marc Feeley <feeley@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> 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!]

Didn't you mean (excuse (could-not I (resist)))?

Natural language is not a programming language, and Scheme does
not try to be a natural language. And that is _good_. :-)

> 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).

Many people find infix math operators more "natural". Scheme still
does not do infix math operators for consistency reasons. I don't
think the question of what is "natural" is more applicable here
than it is there.

> 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

Obviously, I'm with 1.

Greetings,
        -- Jorgen

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