Block lambda is cool, its syntax isn't

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Wed Jan 18 11:44:08 PST 2012

> I dislike the | mode quite a lot, the only obvious reason for that proposal existing is some peoples current love of ruby :)  Why not use the C++ lambda syntax?  or the MSVC lambda syntax? or the haskell syntax? etc, etc (Obj-C uses the ^ that we've already demonstrated is ambiguous :D )

Sounds like material for an FAQ: syntaxes that have been rejected + rationales.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at


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