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1 point by akkartik 2837 days ago | link | parent

"The key difference [to Haskell] is the precedence & associativity thing (where wart is more like Smalltalk). Is this for simplicity/generality, or are there any technical reasons to avoid precedence rules?"

Hmm, I started out from the perspective in http://sourceforge.net/p/readable/wiki/Rationale that precedence violates homoiconicity. But if it happens in the reader and macros always see real s-expressions I suppose there isn't a technical issue.

My only other response: 9 levels of precedence?! Cut your tomfoolery! :)

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I momentarily considered haskell's backticks, but there's a problem finding a reasonable character. And I wanted to not make the language more complex.



1 point by fallintothis 2837 days ago | link

My only other response: 9 levels of precedence?! Cut your tomfoolery! :)

Ha! So, "for simplicity's sake" it is. :P

(Also, you can thank my sleepy attempts at self-censoring "cut that shit out" for my sounding like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nltVuSH-lQM)

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