Re: [Boost-docs] [Gaea] Named optional attributes

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] [Gaea] Named optional attributes
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-04 20:29:42

On 11/2/2011 7:29 AM, Matias Capeletto wrote:
> One thing that bugs me about the current definition of if
> is that doesn't work like other templates because you can call it with
> two or three parameters. To be a real template it should be defined in
> the specs as [decl [if cond . branchs]]. But maybe it is somewhat
> nitpicking :)

I'm not sure I follow. The declaration of if is:

  [decl [if cond then else]]

You need exactly 3 arguments. You can't have 2.

> Nice... I was waiting to see what you were thinking about this.
> I do not know if I fully understand how it supposed to work. These
> variables are not intended to be used as arguments of other templates,
> but as a way to create some kind of global variables accessibly by all
> other templates?
> [def [unfold . things] [fold [things][][rcat]]]
> [var footnotes-list []]
> [def [section name . blocks]
> [set footnotes-list []]
> <section>
> <title>[name]</title>
> [unfold [blocks]]
> </section>
> <footnotes>
> [unfold [footnotes-list]]
> </footnotes>
> ]
> [def [footnote text]
> [def [footnote-id] [size [footnotes-list]]]
> <footnoteref id=[footnote-id]/>
> [set footnotes-list [append [footnotes-list] [[footnote-id] :: [text]]]
> ]
> It feels a little bit strange, but maybe is just the first impression.
> Do you have any other use cases?

TBH, I'm not quite happy with it either. The language is purely
functional apart from that. There should be a way to do above using
a purely FP way, but it's not as easy.

As always, suggestions welcome.


Joel de Guzman

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