[bitc-dev] Dropping the S-expression syntax for good

Kristopher Micinski krismicinski at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 08:50:41 PDT 2010


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap at eros-os.org>wrote:

> Over the next several days, the compiler will start dropping bits and
> pieces of the S-expression syntax permanently. Some of that has already
> happened - for example we no longer take lisp-style comments.
>
> I'll be trying to update the spec as I go, but if any of you are actively
> attempting to hack code, the next week or so may be painful.
>
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It will be truly nice to have a single syntax for the language though. And I
think the new syntax (when it's properly included in the spec) will make
more sense than the S expression syntax for BitC. Do you need help updating
examples or are they mostly in the works?

Thanks,
Kris
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