"Guy N. Hurst" <gnhurst / hurstlinks.com> writes:


[...]

> Yikes! I hate "->"  much more than "<...>"

Yes. "->" as an alternative to "." has very low advantages.

First, and very important, it's one character less, and > is shifted on
the qwerty keyboard. On the other side, "." is very easy to access.

Second, as far as I know[1], "." is used in C++, Java, Python, Beta,
Cecil, Delphi, Eiffel, Sather, Modula-3, Visual Basic, Icon, whereas "->"
is only used in Perl, PHP and C++. Thus, Henry's argument that "." is
unknown to programmers is false.


Footnotes: 
[1] http://merd.sourceforge.net/syntax.html#names

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