Allen's lambda syntax proposal

P T Withington ptw at
Thu Dec 4 12:33:19 PST 2008

On 2008-12-04, at 15:23EST, David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:

> Arguably, the problem here is that semicolon insertion is and always
> was a bad idea.

That and not requiring whitespace around operators, thus taking away a  
huge domain of possible multi-symbol names (such as := for  
initialization/assignment to preclude the =/== trap, or say, )\ for λ,  
and forcing camelCasing or carpal_tunnel_syndrome upon everyone who  
prefers descriptive-symbol-names...)

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