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From Jennifer Strater <jenn.stra...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: bool
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2018 21:15:14 GMT
Hi Keith,

Just FYI, I did get all 3 of your messages. 😂

Best,
Jenn

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 10:57 PM, Keith Suderman <keisuderman@vassar.edu>
wrote:

> And again, because apparently MacMail is MUCH smarter than I am...
>
> Sending this again because my mail program keeps insisting on changing the
> From: address... apologies if this gets double posted.
>
> -1 on all proposals that introduce new reserved words that do not have a
> strong justification and use case.  The only thing `fin` and `bool` will do
> is potentially conflict with existing variable/method names in programs
> with little other benefit.  One of my biggest pet peeve's with Python is
> how they have polluted the namespace with short names I like to use as
> variable names (dict, list, etc).  Let's not do this with Groovy.
>
> Just my two cents.
> Keith
>
> On Jul 22, 2018, at 4:57 PM, Jennifer Strater <jenn.strater@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi mg,
>
> I also don't like the 'fin' proposal, but I could get behind 'bool'. It's
> shorter but doesn't lose the meaning. It also makes it easier for people
> coming from other programming languages.
>
> Best,
> Jenn
> <https://twitter.com/codejennerator>
> <https://linkedin.com/in/jennstrater>
>
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 11:39 PM, MG <mgbiz@arscreat.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> since things are going so well with my "fin" = "final" proposal, I
>> propose that Groovy support "bool" as a shortcut for "boolean".
>>
>> "boolean" is already seeing large scale use by Groovy developers, "bool"
>> instead of "boolean" saves nearly half of the keyword's characters, "bool"
>> is used in C++, it fits better with the also widely used "int", and Groovy
>> 3.0 is the ideal opportunity to introduce such language extensions.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> mg
>>
>>
>>
>>
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> Keith Suderman
> Research Associate
> Department of Computer Science
> Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
> suderman@cs.vassar.edu
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> Keith Suderman
> Research Associate
> Department of Computer Science
> Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
> suderman@cs.vassar.edu
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