The Economics of Semantic Coding
Aaron Kent
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Isn’t denormalizing a local function usually known as “inlining”?

I agree that structured editing has a higher efficiency, and I think there’s another factor contributing to that: pure-text languages tend to require extra keystrokes for tokens that are primarily needed to disambiguate semantics — i.e., something to enable the parser to make sense of the text. These extra tokens/keystrokes do not contribute to the semantics — in fact, they often don’t even contribute to the clarity of the code.

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