One of the interesting things about writing software is the myriad of ways to express what it is that you would like the computer to do. When designing a class, function, or something else, you can make the syntax looks just about any way you like. The real interesting bit, is when multiple people need to work on a large project together. Everyone needs to be able to understand the code, so it's probably a good idea if you agree on code conventions beforehand. All of the below would do equally well, but which is most clear?
x = a + 5;
x = a.plus(5);
x = 5.plus(a); (You could do this in Ruby/)
x = plus(a, 5);
plus(a, 5, x);
set(x, plus(5, x)); (This looks a bit like Lisp.)
The list goes on and on.
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