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Discussion on: What ever happened to putting the object type on the left?

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Dmitry Popov

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. ;)