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3 points by chandler 3779 days ago | link | parent

What you're proposing is an alternate non-parenthetical syntax (i.e. x.y.z => (x y z)). Careful! Down this road lies ruin.

4 points by EliAndrewC 3779 days ago | link

While I agree that this shouldn't be abused, I'm not actually proposing this syntax; Arc already lets you say cut.x.1.3 as an alternative to (cut x 1 3).

I suspect that the only time I'd ever want to chain together several different things with . is when I'm doing list slices. Which is why I'd like the x.1.3 syntax to work, since in my opinion cut.x.1.3 is a lot uglier, perhaps enough that I'd rather not do it.