New EEP draft: Pinning operator ^ in patterns

Michael P. empro2@REDACTED
Fri Jan 29 21:52:17 CET 2021

On Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:23:45 +0900
zxq9 <zxq9@REDACTED> wrote:

> On 2021/01/29 7:31, Michael P. wrote:
> > Scoping is easy:
> >
> > Every pattern, apart from LHS `=`, opens a new scope.
> ...except for the most common pattern matching situation of all: `case`

Fool! (I! not you!)

> Not having anonymous function heads and list comprehension iterators
> follow the way patterns work in case is jarring and probably the main

How do ppl react to these "sneak-exports"?
Like those one-armed bandits: if you get one in each,
you do not have to return it but it's a give-away.
(Whether you want it or not!)

> One Scope To Rule Them All is the cognitively consistent approach
> because closures exist.

Call me Mr Stupid / Call me Mr Wrong / Call me insane, but

I had lines like these cooking in a draft for months,
wanted to try it when this all started:

```Kiwi format

What = (fun If() when A >= B -> A
          ; If() when A < B -> B

Selector = 2,
Switch = {4, 5},
Case = (fun Case({Check, Pay}) when Check >= Selector -> {Check, Check - Pay}
          ; Case({Check, Pay}) when Check < Selector -> -1

    Ash fun thrakatulûk
    agh closure-ishi krimpatul.
        -- [looked this up, not that mad ;-]



Reasonable is that which cannot be criticised reasonably anymore.

Vernüftig ist das, was nicht mehr vernünftig kritisiert werden kann.

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