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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[…]

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

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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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