[J3] [EXTERNAL] Re: Syntax of conditional expressions

Malcolm Cohen malcolm at nag-j.co.jp
Wed Jun 30 01:51:20 UTC 2021

Hi Van,


> Please don't kill the feature because you don't like the syntax.


Reports of feature death, like syntax disagreements, are a little exaggerated.


Yes, there was a lot of disagreement on syntax *preference* yesterday, but when we took the “acceptability” vote, it was not so close 8-3 (6 undecided) in favour of a specific concise form, and I’ve since heard that two of the “3” against the majority are reconsidering (I was one of the three, and on reflection although I strongly dislike one aspect of the chosen form, I would not vote it down).


I therefore consider the syntax question basically decided, there will be revised papers appearing a bit later. There *might* be a minor tweak based on a suggestion made during the discussion which appeared to be popular.




..............Malcolm Cohen, NAG Oxford/Tokyo.

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