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From Nicolas Cannasse <>
Subject Re: Would anyone care if we ditched support for semicolons being optional?
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:02:10 GMT
Le 22/02/2012 13:53, David Arno a écrit :
> As I suspect there are many here not following the [gosh] threads, I'm
> repeating a question from yesterday to a wider audience. Apologies in
> advance if you do read those threads and just didn't care enough to comment
> yesterday ;)
> If Dimitri's great efforts to try and get us early access to the Falcon
> compiler fail and we instead carry on with trying to develop our Goshawk
> compiler, I'd like to make a change to the AS3 language spec by making
> semicolons at the end of statements mandatory. I wanted to find out well in
> advance whether anyone sees this as a show-stopping "no way" change, or
> whether there would be broad support for it.
> David.

+1 Optional semicolons is one of the kings of bad syntax design.

PS: FYI semicolons are mandatory in haXe ;)


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