[swift-evolution] Brace syntax

Félix Cloutier felixcca at yahoo.ca
Sat Dec 19 20:24:16 CST 2015

Python started in 1990 and Ruby started in 1995. Java started in 1996; C# in 2000; Go in 2010. These languages all use braces and are more recent than Python and Ruby. ALGOL 60, where 60 stands for 1960, didn't use braces either.

To me, that's basically a fashion point. Given that this doesn't seem to open any new possibility over what we have, I wouldn't be in favor of it.

> Le 19 déc. 2015 à 20:39:06, Alexander Regueiro via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> a écrit :
> Has anyone considered removing braces from the Swift language? The main alternative would be indentation-based scoping like in Python or Ruby. There already seems to be a general emphasis on conciseness,  lack of redundancy, and a modern syntax. e.g. semicolons are not required for single-line statements; brackets have been removed from if/for/while expressions, compared to C-style syntax. So, why not go the whole way in breaking the C-style connection? The present syntax seems to be shunning C, but only slightly.
> Thoughts?
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