[bitc-dev] Identifiers

Pierre THIERRY nowhere.man at levallois.eu.org
Mon Jan 29 04:56:22 CST 2007


The current BitC specification says that identifiers are made of
XID_Start and XID_Continue Unicode characters. But the ':' character is
used to denote type, and the polyinstantiation algorithm use '#' to
separate the polymorphic name and the signature. Shouldn't such
characters be excluded form the allowed characters in identifiers names,
or did I miss the fact that they are neither in XID_Start nor in
XID_Continue?

Also, as you're finally settling for a Lisp syntax, would you be open to
avoid the use of infix operators like ':' (in favour of the prefix
operator 'the' in this case)?

Curiously,
Pierre
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