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\ as a namespace separator? PHP on crack… October 26, 2008

Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
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Maybe MS Windows users are comfortable with ‘\’ (without the quotes) as a separator, but wtf? For me and probably on most programming languages and shells out there, ‘\’ is simply the escape character.

Confusing, hard to type on non-qwerty keyboards and ugly as hell. Not really the right properties for new syntax. Ninh has a interesting post about it.

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1. claudio - October 26, 2008

I see perl guru Ovid, posted something similar (same link to Ninh’s post):
http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/37744

2. NSK Nikolaos S. Karastathis - October 27, 2008

I bet the decision will be regretted. I can not imagine a choice worse than this.


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