Still no fixed template syntax
Posted Mar 29, 2013 16:40 UTC (Fri) by HelloWorld
In reply to: Still no fixed template syntax
Parent article: A look at C++14, part 1
I don't really like source code that requires characters outside the 32-127 range,
Many people don't. Most then complain about how it's hard to type (it's trivial, just add a suitable keyword binding) and how it breaks some tools (they deserve to be broken).
I think this really holds programming languages back. In fact, I think we should go much further than just embracing unicode characters. Mathematicians came up with all kinds of funny notations for sums, integrals, fractions, square roots and all that. The quadratic formula shouldn't look like this:
x = -b + sqrt(b*b - 4*a*c)/2*a. It should look like this. And it really annoys me that we still don't have properly readable formulas in our programming languages because some guy in 1970 decided that ASCII was enough. It isn't.
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