block lambda revival

Jon Zeppieri zeppieri at
Wed May 25 08:44:18 PDT 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> One last thought: if you want to curry, always parenthesize all calls.
> Space-separated argument lists just do not look sufficiently "high
> precedence" when followed by (...) after, to treat
>   foo {|x| x} (bar)
> as
>   foo({|x| x})(bar)
> instead of
>   foo({|x| x}, bar)
> /be

Agreed. My comment was off-base. I don't expect currying here. I'm
more worried about the foo({|x| x}(bar)) interpretation.

That is to say, the different meanings of "(bar)" in

   {|x| x}(bar)
   foo {|x| x}(bar)

make me wince a bit.


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