[sbe-discussion] Parentheses or not? page 74
mike at mjr104.co.uk
Thu Oct 11 22:52:31 MEST 2007
I have read this page two or three times and I think I realise that
it has been written with a fairly strict sense of grammar.
Specifically the pattern
The characters [, ], and (, ) delimit
I have to say that when I first read this, I though to myself the
characters $[ $, $] $, If I can use the Smalltalk representation to
indicate how I parsed the sentence. Its repeated in the box at the
bottom of the page. In a way I am learning something new from this
book and also dangerous with my existing knowledge so I am not
necessarily the correct demographic.
As a piece of feedback I did find it very hard to read and imagined
that the authors would have already decided to not do "The characters
[ ] and ( ) delimit..". I was just interested in the motivation.
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