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Re: Comments on process template syntax

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Comments on process template syntax
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 15:50:48 +0100

Hi Ricardo,

On Sun, 2 Feb 2020 at 11:20, Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:

> process: (list-file-template filename)


> The first line is easy to understand for lispers but it might look weird
> to people who come from other workflow languages or programming
> languages.  This describes a procedure called “list-file-template” that
> returns a process parameterized on the argument “filename”.

As you probably know, I am working in a Core Facilities Lab so I am
talking with different profiles of potential users. Based on that it
does not appear to me "weird" because it is "syntax". I mean using
Snakemake, the user has to put <tab>, or semi-colon after 'rule', etc.

> Can we make the common case simpler and easier to understand?  (FWIW, I
> intend to rename the “process:” macro to just “process” to remove
> confusing syntactic noise, so anything about the first line may be
> changed.)

I do not have a strong opinion on the subject. :-)

All the best,

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