Talk:Free-form language

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Python big assumtions vs. accessiblity even[edit]

Metion one would be hard-pressed to squeeze python into (long wrapped) one-liners as used in Makefiles.

That's a style issue; you'd be surprised what you can do with lamba forms and list comprehensions. EdC 00:53, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

And how to view it on 30 char wide PDAs, etc.?

Reduce the tab width? EdC 00:53, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

CSS whitespace combinator[edit]

Not sure it belongs here (and how to phrase it), but CSS uses whitespace both for delimiting tokens and for the descendent combinator:

p a[href*=amazon] { text-decoration: underline }

refers to links that are descendants of paragraphs.

One reason this is interesting is because it has been a stumbling block when attempting to extend the syntax of CSS. The working group has been constrained when making some proposed changes because certain straightforward proposals would conflict with the descendant combinator.

I'm not sure it belongs simply because it's not a programming language. But the distinction seems irrelevant here. Free-formedness seems relevant to all generic computer languages (as opposed to specific data formats).
Leif Arne Storset 05:28, 28 September 2015 (UTC)