Scripting style: Verbs in function names

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Nov 4 23:04:12 CET 2016


On 11/4/16 4:19 PM, mwieder wrote:
> J. Landman Gay wrote
>> All the "native" LC functions are nouns.
>
> Um, no.
> That's just sematic sugar the xtalk language creates around some functions.
> So
>   put the date
>   put the target
> is the same as
>   put date()
>   put target()
>
> Ruby allows the same thing, albeit in a more generic form, i.e. you can
> create your own function and call it either way.

Yeah, but semantically they're all (or mostly all) nouns so that the 
"the" can be there. I believe there are some commands that are actually 
functions too, but we don't have to care about it.

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