On Mar 29, 2018, at 10:34 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <email@example.com> wrote: > > I don't want to pretend to be an expert on the topic of writing compilers, > since I only ever wrote two, both under the watchful obsession of a > professor, and my lex and parse code were not optimal in either case. In > general, they were some of the easiest pieces of large code I ever wrote > because the grammars were so rigid and rule-based. Building forgiveness > into them would have made the poor developer's life easier, even thought > that meant adding a third pass to try to ascertain context instead of > blindly aborting when something didn't exactly fit the formula. > > I agree that unquoted literals are not ideal. I think they should be > deprecated, and I think they should have been removed in 1986, so add that > to the LC10 list. They have always made reading scripts more difficult. > Readability and approachability are two things that have set xtalk apart. > Unquoted literals detract from that.
+1 Devin Asay Director Office of Digital Humanities Brigham Young University _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode