re: What ever happened to putting the object type on the left? VIEW POST


I reckon it is just CS degree types creating new lex parsers to try and distinguish themselves and their new language. There is absolutely no other reason why you would change a traditional approach to programming. In essence there is no benefits of doing this apart from bucking from the norm. Doesn't matter if it is strongly typed or not (poor argument).


Right! Putting the type on the right is traditional (as mentioned in another comment, it was done so in Pascal (designed 1968–1969, released in 1970), ML (1973), CLU (1974), Modula-2 (1977–1985), Ada (1980), Miranda (1985), Caml (1985), Eiffel (1985)...) There is no good reason for putting types on the left, except for CS degree types creating new lex parsers. ;)

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