I agree. The goal was to make computing as english like as possible, but the 
take away to that great experiment is that one can only go so far. People 
interpret what a person may mean. Computers do not have that luxury. Still 
xTalk is a magnificient accomplishment. 

Bob S

> On Mar 29, 2018, at 21:34 , Mike Kerner via use-livecode 
> <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 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.

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