Re: new stuff in 1.8

Simon Lewis <>
Thu, 01 May 2014 15:24:16 +0200
Roedy Green <> writes:

On Thu, 1 May 2014 12:39:36 +0000 (UTC), Sarah Connor
<s.connor@gmail.invalid> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone
who said :

And Lisp did it even earlier and much better.

Even Java drives me crazy counting () and {} nesting depths. Can you
imagine the effect of Lisp?

Seriously, if you are "counting" brackets there is something very very
broken in your approach and knowledge of editors and IDEs.

In Forth, everything is the same precedence. It takes some getting
used to, but eventually is becomes easier to read than precedence
languages. There are no subtle rules to trip you up.

Java trips me up frequently with + meaning either addition or
concatenation depending on the phases of the moon. They really should
have sprung for a separate concatenation operator, or at least have

WHAT? a separate concatenation operator? You may as well suggest they
dump java and go back to C.

IDEs display the + in a different colour or font depending on which it

Some might.

I also choke every time see a cast. Just what in the chain is it

the type of the variable.... no other.

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