Allen's lambda syntax proposal

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Tue Dec 2 09:31:16 PST 2008


On 2008-12-02, at 11:48EST, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> As long as we're giving the bikeshed a few more coats of paint,  
> Objective-C is adding block-like closures with ^ as the prefix, so  
> we could take inspiration from that:
>
> ^(a, b, c) { ... }

That's cute.  Mnemonic for Λ (capital λ), also 'pointer-ish',  
implying an object reference.


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