ARM syntax and new keywords

Artur Biesiadowski abies at
Thu Nov 26 14:39:31 PST 2009

Neal Gafter wrote:
> This has nothing to do with closures (there is a separate email list for
> that anyway).  The #"name" syntax was added to give a way of using "exotic"
> identifiers that would otherwise be disallowed.  
We will have to answer questions about closures relation to 
identifier-like variables for next 10 years if #"abc" syntax is chosen 
and closures also use # syntax.

What is wrong with Scala approach of using backticks? Looks reasonable 
and won't be confused with possible closures. It is a pain to enter on 
certain keyboard settings, but it is going to be needed only in 
exceptional cases.

With best regards,
Artur Biesiadowski

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