On 09/20/2016 08:20 AM, eugene wrote:
On Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 12:00:00 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
Without the semicolons, I have to parse the code myself


could you, please, explain, why do you parse code yourself?

That's what happens in the brain when you read code. He's not talking about actual LR/LL/etc parsing here, but the mental equivalent. Just like you parse a sentence when you read it by noticing the spaces defining where words are. And the commas separating sections of a sentence, and periods/capitalization separating the sentences, in-sentence capitalization signaling proper nouns, etc. All of those are *technically* unnecessary too, but notice how much harder it is to read (ie, "parse") when they're absent.

thats what happens in the brain when you read code hes not talking about actual lr ll etc parsing here but the mental equivalent just like you parse a sentence when you read it by noticing the spaces defining where words are and the commas separating sections of a sentence and periods capitalization separating the sentences in sentence capitalization signaling proper nouns etc all of those are technically unnecessary too but notice how much harder it is to read ie parse when theyre absent

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