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Re: LFM + LFSP = LFE?
On Montag, Juni 16, 2003, at 10:05 Uhr, Robert Feldt wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Robert Feldt wrote:
>> Agreed. Matz seems to value succinctness/conciseness very high though
>> this might be in their name (but macros would often make things even
>> succinct I think so why not there? ;) ).
> Just found matz slides form his ll2 talk and his "bullet points" about
> syntax was:
> * Syntax should be stable
> * Human brain is not good at handling multiple rules
> * Especially not if they change from place to place
> * Act against macros
> * It's powerful, too powerful
> His view seems to be along the lines "Succinctness is good and its good
> to allow some syntactic alternatives, but syntax should be stable
> (once you've learned
> it!) so macros is one step too far"...
Why do most language designers always think that they know better
what's good for programmers than the programmers themselves?
The only conclusion I can draw from such statements is that our field
is still in the dark middle ages.