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On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 15:51 -0700, Per Bothner wrote: > An alternative worth considering is an infix syntax. For example: > > (button color="red" font="Helvetica") > > I.e. the syntax is: > <identifier>=<expression> > This would be translated by the reader into (say): > (make-association '<identifier> <expression>) > > [...] > > Unfortunately, this syntax does conflict with historical > <identifier> syntax in certain presumably-very-rare cases. This conflict is not at all rare. There are a dozen R5RS identifiers such as string=? that would break under this particular infix syntax. David