Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Syntactic Diabetes

Vincent Esche:

Swift makes use of this so-called syntactic sugar to make working with it more convenient and to allow for progressive disclosure[…]


While syntactic sugar aims to make it easier to write good code, syntactic salt aims to make it harder to write bad code.


Syntactic saccharin refers to syntactic sugar that, while having good intentions, fails to do its thing, possibly making things even worse than without it.

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