Actually, I proposed some years ago allowing "separable verbs" -- function/method/operator names with spaces in them, that could in fact bracket or intersperse themselves with other parameters.

This would be a way of writing "if ... elsif ... else ..." for example.

I wonder if whitespace in identifiers should be significant? Should $foo bar be the same as $foo bar (2 spaces) ?


Mark J. Reed wrote:
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 4:03 AM, Michael Mangelsdorf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
relaxed identifiers could become what programmers actually expect.

Relaxing the rules is fine, but I would like to state for the record
that I'd rather not ever see whitespace allowed in identifiers.
That's an Applescript feature that I could do without in Perl. (Not
that anyone was proposing such a thing, just getting my objection out
there preemptively. :))

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