From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-09 10:57:41
Ali Azarbayejani <ali_at_[hidden]> writes:
> I don't know why you and Volodya want to make it look like a path
> separation...that's precisely what I'd like to avoid.
It's an instinctive thing for me. Once you know Jam syntax, you tend
to think of any group of consecutive characters as an identifier, and
it takes more than an arbitrary funny symbol to break them up. That's
all; no big deal, and I can adjust to another syntax.
> I would like the separator to visually separate the two things as
> much as possible while still connecting them. They really are two
> different things..."project" and "main-target"...and I'd like them
> to look clearly separated.
> So, personally, I prefer round symbols like '@' and '$' to linear
> symbols like '/', '//', '\' or '%' (although the '%' is actually more
> round than linear to my eyes, so, ironically, Volodya and I both like
> '%' but for exactly opposite reasons).
> But what I don't get is why is it appealing to you to make the
> main-target somehow look like a sub-path?
It's just a stronger mental indication to parse the sections as
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