Subject: Re: RFC: Lisp/Scheme with less parentheses through Python-like significant indentation? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/08/14 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Lieven Marchand <email@example.com> | I think the denotational semantics they add to describe each feature | is only understood by a very small percentage of the readers of the | standard and doesn't add much. I considered it a show-off and paid no attention to it whatsoever. | One of the best standards I've read is the ANSI-C(89) one. ISO | mutilated it by eliminating the Rationale. The Ada-95 is very good | to and a vast improvement over the Ada-83. I worked a lot with Ada 83 in the mid- to late 80's and found it appealing that the compilers referred directly to the clauses in the standard. That helped me familiarize myself with the standard in a useful way. What little I have read of Ada 95 is indeed impressive in clarity and language, but it is not enough to pass judgment on the whole huge document. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.