F# syntax: indentation and verbosity | F# for fun and profit edit / delete

This is a more useful description of how F#'s indentation-based syntax works than the manual.

to f language-design ocaml syntax ... on 14 October 2016

Understanding and Writing Compilers edit / delete

Richard Bornat's 1979 book on writing compilers. Substantially more accessible than the dragon book. The examples are mostly in BCPL, which (as usual) I'm dead impressed with; for a typeless language it's very clean and clearly suited to the purpose.

to bcpl compiler etext parsing retrocomputing syntax ... on 26 January 2016

Go's Declaration Syntax - The Go Blog edit / delete

Discussion of Go's slightly unusual type declarations. I appreciate what they're trying to do -- but occam solved the same problem in the 1980s without having to write all the declarations backwards...

to go language-design syntax types ... on 23 November 2014

SRFI 110: Sweet-expressions (t-expressions) edit / delete

Python-like syntax for Lisp-like languages -- there's a discussion of other attempts to do this further down.

to language-design lisp python syntax ... on 11 January 2014

Z edit / delete

A Lisp-like language idea using indentation rather than brackets. Neat; has some similarities to the simplified occam syntax I was talking about a couple of years ago.

to indentation language-design syntax ... on 02 January 2013

Julien Danjou homepage - rainbow-mode edit / delete

Syntax highlighting that highlights colour descriptions using the appropriate colour. Cute!

to emacs syntax ... on 17 August 2010

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