How about replacing <| with ->

felix felix8a at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 13:57:48 PST 2012


A friend commented, all the symbol forms are difficult to speak over a
phone.  The operator will need a common pronounceable name, so why not use
that instead of a symbol.

On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com> wrote:

> Allen,
>
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> On Mar 3, 2012, at 11:17 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
>>
>> Dean Landolt wrote:
>>
>> Does it /have/ to be ascii?
>>
>>
>> Does it have to be grawlix? I proposed
>>
>>  let sub = sup beget {p:1, q:2, r:3};
>>
>> a while back, and we discussed alternative contextual keywords. Grawlix
>> appears to result in (a) strong anti-grawlix reaction from a good part of
>> the community; (b) no consensus on which cuss-characters to use.
>>
>>
>> I have two significant sized code samples that differ only in the use of
>> "beget" in place of <|
>>
>> Compare:
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/allenwb/ESnext-experiments/blob/master/ST80collections-exp1.js
>>
>>
>> and
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/allenwb/ESnext-experiments/blob/master/ST80collections-exp6.js
>>
>>
>
> These are extremely helpful - thank you for sharing. It's very clear to me
> that a symbol/operator is the obvious choice when faced with a large code
> example - "beget" just gets lost, where <| is very noticeable and very
> obvious (and even helped me to better understand the outcome of using the
> operator)
>
> Unfortunately, the examples do nothing to make me like this particular
> choice... but I do love seeing this language feature come to life :)
>
>
> Rick
>
>
>>
>> Allen
>>
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