Chapter 3. Syntactic and Stylistic Conventions

3.1. Parallel combinator
3.2. Sequential combinator
3.3. Pruning combinator
3.4. Declarations

In this section we suggest some syntactic conventions for writing Orc programs. None of these conventions are required by the parser; newlines are used only to disambiguate certain corner cases in parsing, and other whitespace is ignored. However, following programming convention helps to improve the readability of programs, so that the programmer's intent is more readily apparent.