[racket-dev] P4P: A Syntax Proposal

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 30 07:51:14 EDT 2010

> Seems to me that this point directly contradicts one of Shriram's
> design goals, namely showing that + is no more special than append or
> one of your own functions.

Precisely.  And a point that Emu makes very well in Bootstrap.

Also, when is Honu getting indentation?

It's clear that putting out examples primarily filled with arithmetic
was a bad idea, because it focuses on the syntactically least
appealing part.  Frankly, people do not have a problem when they first
see arithmetic:

3 -> 3
1+2 -> (+ 1 2)
5*2 + 3*4 -> (+ (* 5 2) (* 3 4))

The problems always come later.


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