Little things that matter in language design
Posted Jun 8, 2013 18:45 UTC (Sat) by jzbiciak
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Well, what I was getting at with my LISP comment is that an expression such as a + b * c - d, which needs no parentheses and is completely unambiguous in a C-like language ends up being (+ a (- (* b c) d)) in prefix notation. I went from 0 parentheses to 3 pairs of parentheses.
Now, C has its own problems with its umpteen levels of precedence, problems that tend to lead to excessive parenthesis, but that's really a different conversation.
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