February 27, 2013
Here's yet another proposal regarding optional parens that makes a single simple rule to resolve ambiguities:

A symbol 'foo' that refers to a non-@property-qualified function or function template is rewritten to foo() iff it is followed by a dot (".").

There's probably a better way to rephrase this in terms of AST, but in other words, parens are optional inside a function forwarding chain, but mandatory for the last element of the function chain.

When a,b,c are non-property functions:
a.b.c(); => a().b().c(); // c is called
a.b.c; // c function not called
c(); => // c is called
c; => // c not called
typeof(c) => function type
typeof(c()) => return type

[1,2].sort.map!cos.array.sort.reduce!max.writeln();
=>[1,2].sort().map!cos().array().sort().reduce!max().writeln();

Advantages:
No complex special cases, it is unambiguous for both compiler and user.

Please let me know what you think.
February 27, 2013
On Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 18:55:37 UTC, timotheecour wrote:
>
> Please let me know what you think.

spontaneously... I love it!
February 28, 2013
> spontaneously... I love it!

is there any other spontaneous feedback?
February 28, 2013
On 2013-02-28 23:00, timotheecour wrote:
>> spontaneously... I love it!
>
> is there any other spontaneous feedback?

Spontaneously... I hate it. :)
I prefer optional parentheses everywhere.
March 01, 2013
On Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 22:00:22 UTC, timotheecour wrote:
>> spontaneously... I love it!
>
> is there any other spontaneous feedback?

Love it as well.
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