[E-Lang] Immutable map operations
Sun, 01 Apr 2001 14:07:20 -0700
> > map <<= (key, value)
> > map >>= (key, value)
> > str += 'a'
> > str <<= 'a'
> > str |= [ 'a' ]
> ARRRGH! I think for readability, just building a Perl module for
> distributed capabilities may be the best choice.
Heh heh heh. :-)
> I admit there is a tension in a command language, between allowing it to
> become write-only to get terseness, but in a general purpose programming
> language clarity to the reader should be primary.
Yeah all of these offend my eyes and I secretly hope that I can convince
everyone whose code I have to read to abjure them.
P.S. I'm convinced there is a neurological difference between people who like
Perl and people who like Python. All of the suggested syntaxes above cause my
Perl-hating synapses to fire wildly. Note that I, Ppooko, don't even
understand what these are supposed to be accomplishing (something about
appending or inserting elements? Like `.append()' and `.insert()' do in
Python?), but I don't care. I just wanted to mention that the very shapes of
those tokens cause my pupils to spasm.