Revisiting field references

John Rose john.r.rose at
Tue Jun 4 23:34:48 UTC 2019

On Jun 4, 2019, at 4:22 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at> wrote:
> For prototyping purposes, I wouldn't try to use the same token; that's just making your life harder.  Pick something easily parsable, even if its hideous.

In fact, it's often beneficial to adopt a __ClearlyHideousSyntax for
prototyping or semantic discussions, because it sends the clear
signal that we are not painting the syntax bikeshed yet.  If you
pick a merely ugly syntax, someone is liable to waste bandwidth
trying to fix it for you.  No shame, we've all done it, but let's not…

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