On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 02:06:20AM +0000, psychoticRabbit via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 16:58:22 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote: > > On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 02:46:56PM +0000, psychoticRabbit via > > Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: [...] > > > Syntax is EVERYTHING. It can make or break a language. > > > > And semantics doesn't matter. > > > > :-D [...] > assert("easy on the eyes" == "easy on the brain");
Therein lies the rub: "easy on the eyes" is subjective. Meaning that reasonable people will disagree on what exactly constitutes "easy on the eyes". I'm pretty sure a Lisp geek would consider Lisp as very easy to read, and everything else as an eyesore. Does that mean everyone should use Lisp syntax to the exclusion of all else? I hope not. > wtf! I get an assertion failure?? See, even dmd agrees with me. :-D > programming languages are just dumb tools to write syntax ;-) In Soviet Russia, programming languages write your syntax for you! > the semantics are in a different domain. Meaning, semantics are outside the domain of programming languages? That's ... an intriguing idea. I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. :-D T -- Just because you survived after you did it, doesn't mean it wasn't stupid!