[racket-dev] P4P: A Syntax Proposal

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 28 17:50:40 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> As I believe Shriram said, the problem is the *perceptions* of people who
> think that parens are bad, not whether parens are actually bad.

If we step outside our (parenthetical) cubby-hole, we might be forced
to explain how we can be so sure parens are *not* a problem, at least
for a good many beginners.

> Regarding P4P, I have no real opinion on whether offering people a
> parens-free syntax is a good idea, so long as people who wish to use parens
> are not somehow marginalized somewhere along the line.

I doubt there's any danger of that.


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