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Re: applicability of "syntax" constructs
Subject: applicability of "syntax" constructs
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 87 11:13:10 est
From: R. Kent Dybvig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Instead of using $ to mark syntactic keywords, why not use the
convention that keywords are capitalized (or in all-caps) and that
identifiers are in lower case?
BECAUSE people hate mixed case AND think it is ugly.
WOULD you want TO use mixed case IN your code?
$really! $it is obviously better to use dollar signs. $at least
$i think so. $don't you?
Seriously, I do not find the following terribly ugly:
(If (< x 0)
(fumble (- x))
(IF (< x 0)
(- (fumble (- x)))
I would prefer to put keywords in bold face, but those with
upper-case only terminals wouldn't be the only ones left out in