[eeps] Request for comments on EEP-25 "Unnesting cases"
Mon Jan 26 08:43:12 CET 2009
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 6:56 PM, mats cronqvist <> wrote:
> Robert Virding <> writes:
>> Using try for both try and case would make it more difficult
>> to understand the sense in a program and confuse the issue.
> You state that as if it's a law of nature. i find that
> intellectually weak.
> I like the proposal. reason being that the fewer redundant keywords
> a language has, the easier it is to grasp. Being able to obsolete
> case and if would be a big win.
You state that as if it's a law of nature. :-)
It is not obvious to me that fewer keywords makes a language easier
If the only the number of keywords were important, the easiest languange
to grasp would be Whitespace, which only has three keywords (namely
space, tab, and newline):
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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