On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Tim Showalter wrote:
On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Chris Newman wrote:
I suggest using "--" instead of "#" as the comment introducer. "--" is
what Applescript uses, and is more likely to make sense to the average
human (rather than a programmer) IMHO.
I can see this, but I'd like a second opinion. It seems a little strange to
Both are used in other languages, so there is a precedent for either
one. I can see the argument for matching AppleScript, since there are
some otherwise novice potential users already familiar with it. Do
any other languages targeted to novices use "#"?
(4) Trailing ";"
The grammar seems to require a trailing ";" after every command
(including an endif). I'm starting to think it would be better to simply
have CRLF terminate a command as many of your examples do (and use "\"
CRLF to fold a line).
I'll fix the examples to reflect what's in the draft. I'm not sure I like
this change, but it might clean things up. I'd like a second opinion.
I would drop ; from the grammar entirely if this is the case, i.e., no more
than one command on a line.
Single command/line is fine with me. I don't think multiple
commands/line serve any particularly useful purpose in sieve...