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Re: [css-variables] Using $foo as the syntax for variables

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:58:22 +0200
Message-ID: <1F130CD6B4CD4D90AA2841531F71BD0F@FREMYD2>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Florian Rivoal" <florianr@opera.com>
Cc: "Ojan Vafai" <ojan@chromium.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
> From: Tab Atkins Jr.
> Okay, then we're debating personal taste.  Since I obliquely pointed
> to this thread in Twitter, I've received nearly a dozen people saying
> they're excited, and not a single negative voice (I'm sure they're out
> there, but I haven't heard them yet).  I also know that others within
> the WG are cool with this (some people mentioned this syntax when I
> first presented the modern draft at TPAC), so it's not even a "WG
> versus authors" divide.

It's easier to get voices to acclaim a change than to keep things the same. 
Personnaly, I dislike the proposal to use the dollar sign for variables. 
This is a PHP-only convention, and one of the reason I dislike coding in 
PHP. I know many people who dislike to use $ for variables. Beside the fact 
some poeple don't like it, this doesn't follow the established CSS 

Also, please keep in mind that we don't all have EN-US keyboards. On French 
keyboards, typing $ is akward. One time over three, I endup typing a ^ 
instead. Having to type a $ hurts my typeflow.

BTW, if you want a more important reason not to change the CSS grammar to 
allow the DOLLAR symbol, I have one:       html { $color: red; }      makes 
the text color red in IE6 and IE7. 
Received on Friday, 25 May 2012 08:58:50 UTC

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