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Re: [RFC] Getting rid of `def'

From: Mohammad-Reza Nabipoor
Subject: Re: [RFC] Getting rid of `def'
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2020 22:26:41 +0330

Hi, Jose.

On Sat, Nov 07, 2020 at 06:50:16PM +0100, Jose E. Marchesi wrote:
> >> I can see a couple of advantages:
> >>
> >> a1) It would shorten the size of programs, and also make them easier to
> >>     read.
> >>
> >> a2) Since Poke is used interactively, having shorter names is a plus.
> >
> > Forgot to mention another advantage:
> >
> > a3) Using the var, fun, type, ... form matches better with `method'.
> I pushed a branch jemarch/nodef to savannah with the proposed change, to
> get a taste on how the new keywords look and feel.  See pickles/*.
> I can say that IMO the code looks better now, and it is certainly more
> compact.  ...

It's a nice change :+1:
I like it.

> ...  The only annoyance I found is that in one of the pickles
> (btf.pk) there were several structs having fields named `type'.
> However, more natural terms came to mind for these fields, in this
> case.

In general, I think `typ` is a good alternative for `type` as an identifier.


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