Tango output formatting

Chris Nicholson-Sauls ibisbasenji at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 14:20:11 PDT 2007

kris wrote:
> Craig Black wrote:
>> // Tango yuck
>> Stdout("x is ")(x).newline;
> It not at all clear why some folks have latched onto the above syntax as 
> some kind of figurehead :)

I think its a factor of a few things.

1) Remembrance of the "whisper" syntax's debut in DSC/Mango.  (I can't 
actually remember if it was present in DSC before the name change...)

2) The fact that it did somehow end up the common way of using Stdout 
for some while (although I personally use .format() more often anymore).

3) A certain long and elaborate discussion about the reliability of call 
chaining, where "whisper" became the central case study.

4) The mysteries of human nature.  :)

-- Chris Nicholson-Sauls

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