Not at all. The whole point is to have a syntax that is general, and not tied 
to a particular semantic. Clearly it needs to be useful for a given semantic, 
but not tied to it.

On October 26, 2014 10:43:17 PM EDT, John Cowan <> wrote:
>David A. Wheeler scripsit:
>> In Clojure, "{" is already taken for maps, and "#{" for sets.  That
>interferes with {...} for infix.
>More importantly, [] is used to enclose lambda variables and in other
>situations in which Lisps use () for something other than application.
>I think that Readable would have to be substantially rethought, or at
>least enhanced greatly to understand the syntax (not just lexical
>but keyword syntax) of Clojure in order to be usable at all.
>John Cowan
>Nobody expects the RESTifarian Inquisition!  Our chief weapon is
>surprise ... surprise and tedium  ... tedium and surprise ....
>Our two weapons are tedium and surprise ... and ruthless disregard
>for unpleasant facts....  Our three weapons are tedium, surprise, and
>ruthless disregard ... and an almost fanatical devotion to Roy

--- David A.Wheeler
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