[racket-dev] P4P: A Syntax Proposal

From: Everett Morse (webj2 at unoc.net)
Date: Thu Jul 29 11:55:10 EDT 2010

On Jul 29, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Michael Sperber
> <sperber at deinprogramm.de> wrote:
>> Well, except for a bunch of renamings (... in the direction of
>> ... Common Lisp ...?), that doesn't really show yet.
> I'm not going to repeat what I've already explained in detail in the
> document.  (If the document isn't clear, I'd be happy to clarify, but
> you don't seem to be asking questions based on the document at all.)
> If I understand correctly, SRFI-49 essentially inserts parens
> according to indentation.  Thus, if you changed indentation, you could
> change the meaning of the program.
> P4P *checks* indentation but does not let indentation define meaning.

Which basically means P4P syntax is not indentation based, it just has an extra style checker component added into the parser.  (Personally I think the style checker should be part of the IDE, not enforced by a compiler since it has nothing to do with whether a program is parsable.)

> Shriram
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