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Discussion on: Sh*tpost: can we stop saying "syntactic sugar"?

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Eljay-Adobe

lol "complete syntax caramel"... I love it! I'm using that!

I've also used the term "syntactic saccharine" to describe bad sugar. Causes cancer of the semicolon.

I like how CoffeeScript turns this

x?.y?.z = 3

into this

if (typeof x !== "undefined" && x !== null) {
  if ((ref = x.y) != null) {
    ref.z = 3;
  }
}

Short, sweet, and succinct. Now that is a delicious syntactic caramel!

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Anton Frattaroli

Those are great. Included with C# 6, probably copied from coffeescript.