### Ix syntax for functions

I have been playing around with my personal programming language Ix and have settled on, what I consider, I clean syntax. I tried to do fancy parsing, but soon realized that since everything is a function call of some sort, then the syntax falls out naturally:

```
--- This is a comment
---
fn( foo
"This is a docstring"
[?arg1 ?arg2]
action1()
action2(?arg1)
action3(?arg2)
'(?arg1 ?arg2)) --- return a list
fn( bar
"This is also a docstring"
[?x]
if(not(?x)
false
else
true))
fn( baz
"This shows the case/when"
[?arg]
case( ?arg
when(true
out("got true" crlf)
1)
when(false
out("got false" crlf)
2)
when(chimp
out("What the?!?" crlf)
3)
default
4))
fn( fortest
"Showing the for"
[?min ?max]
for([?i in range(?min ?max)]
if(even?(?i)
out(even crlf)
else
out(odd crlf))))
fn( nstest
"Using the namespace operator and let"
[]
let ?sine <- math/sine(math/?PI)
out("sine of pi is " ?sine crlf)
?sine)
```

-m

## 2 Comments, Comment or Ping

aaron

Interesting syntax, but it bears a strong resemblance to m-expressions. Do you also support a transformation between the two, with Lisp-style lists for ASTs?

Feb 10th, 2009

fogus

The syntax is still a work in progress, however what you see here is essentially an inverted S expression.

-m

Feb 10th, 2009

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