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From: clipka
Date: 12 Apr 2009 08:35:00
Message: <web.49e1df75e7a64ad834d4c3f10@news.povray.org>
"MessyBlob" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> "clipka" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> > But even then I must say that I'd actually not like the syntax -
> > for POV needs, it would mean an unreasonably large number of
> > braces-inside-parentheses "({ ... })" where only one type of
> > brackets would suffice; and a host of "new" statements which -
> > as proven by current SDL - shouldn't really be necessary.
> > Not to speak of all the colons (":").
>
> There's always the option of inserting a pre-processor into the pipeline,

I guess I'm overusing the word in this thread, but: Yuck!

That one would have to parse the language anyway, wouldn't it? I mean, as long
as we intend it to increase conciseness instead of adding just more overhead.

Plus, I think it would be nice to have a feature as in JavaScript or Lua to take
a string and interpret it as a piece of code. A preprocessor wouldn't be able to
catch that, and people would (righteously) complain why some language constructs
don't work in that case.


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