SML is odd

(if exp1 then exp2 else exp3) div (if exp4 then exp5 else exp6)

Is valid and for at least some problems, is entirely reasonable.

I think the key to SML, at least so far… *everything* is an expression.  Any complete statement returns a value, and anything that returns a value counts as an expression.  Ok, small exceptions here and there like, well, exceptions, but approaching it with “everything is an expression” has really helped my understanding.


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Middle age trans girl navigating life and general geekery in the midwest.

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