[racket-dev] P4P: A Syntax Proposal

From: Michael Sperber (sperber at deinprogramm.de)
Date: Sat Jul 31 09:04:22 EDT 2010

Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> writes:

> 1. Indentation matters. This point is entirely orthogonal to syntax. 
>    It applies to Racket and Honu as well. 

t's been a long time (several years) since I've heard substantial
complaints about parens or prefix syntax from beginning students.  Also,
since we've emphasized indentation a bit more, they generally get
indentation right.  What they *don't* get right is line breaks: They all
act like they're writing code on their 38" TVs.  (Kind of surprising to
me, given that it's the texting/twitter generation.)

Cheers =8-} Mike
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