[plt-scheme] conventional syntax (was: Scheme contradictions)

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue May 9 12:12:29 EDT 2006

At Mon, 8 May 2006 21:28:23 -0400, "David T. Pierson" wrote:
> On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 08:19:02AM +0000, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> > To be clear, I am *not*
> ...
> >  * planning on reduced support for Scheme-style syntax --- though, if
> >    all goes well, I will eventually switch my primary mode of
> >    expression.
> The fact that you are intending to switch to a "curly-braces and
> semicolons" syntax suggests to me that there is some advantage to such a
> syntax over standard Scheme syntax.  Am I interpreting this correctly?

No, it's just part of the experiment. I can't be sure how well it works
unless I try it seriously.

> What are the advantages of the #honu syntax, especially for someone
> familiar with both Scheme and Java syntax?

For someone who is happy to use Scheme syntax, I doubt that there's any
advantage to #honu syntax.


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