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okay I have seen this in clojure also. sigma and likes. Can you please tell
me how to type it  ? :P

Piyush

2010/5/28 Robert Klemme <shortcutter / googlemail.com>

> 2010/5/28 Paul A. <cyril.staff / gmail.com>:
> > Just a thin post in order to purpose this:
> >
> > I think it could be cool to call lambda function just like: > >
> > Such as:
> >
> > a = 0
> > my_while  { a < 5 }  do
> >   puts a
> >   a += 1
> > end
> >
> > I think is more human then ->
>
> This might cause issues with encoding of the source code - I believe
> it is unspoken agreement that programming languages use 7 bit ASCII as
> least common denominator for encoding of keywords and control
> structures.  And the reason is that with that convention you have the
> biggest chance of being robust against encoding differences (e.g. IIRC
> 7 bit ASCII is a subset even of UTF-8 and of course all the ISO 8859
> encodings).  There might even be systems that do not support an
> encoding which knows the greek lambda.  This would limit portability
> of source code.
>
> Maybe this is a topic for ruby-core (cross posted there).
>
> Kind regards
>
> robert
>
> --
> remember.guy do |as, often| as.you_can - without end
> http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/
>
>

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