Allen's lambda syntax proposal

P T Withington ptw at
Wed Dec 3 10:23:10 PST 2008

If we are voting on the color of paint to use, I sure like:

   ^(a, b, ...) { ... }

+ ^ is mnemonic for Λ (Greek capital lambda)
+ ^ is mnemonic for 'pointer' so I am reminded that I am creating and  
object here
+ () keeps parameters in a parameter list so I don't have to learn a  
new syntax (as I might with any other delimiter)

- prefix ^ might be confused with the infix operator of the same name

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