String concatination without +

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Tue May 17 23:09:20 UTC 2016

> concatenation was expressed by adjacency

I've seen worst in few PL, using adjacency to justify function invocation (
you know ... bash, @decorators ... )

Although I agree with all the thing we could discuss here, this about
strings is honestly, IMO, the least.

String templates + tags solved them all.

Best Regards

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Bob Myers <rtm at> wrote:

> According to Brian Kernighan in "Masterminds of Programming":
> "A more dubious design decision in AWK is that concatenation was expressed
> by adjacency, without an explicit operator; a sequence of adjacent values
> is just concatenated....I think that's an example of stupid design."
> Bob
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