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Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:50:54 +0100
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On 17/07/2013 10:39, Michiel Helvensteijn wrote:
>> Well, there are very many conditionals in expl3, and experience has
>> shown that the specifiers T and F are useful for visibility (they
>> would be even if we only provided the TF versions of conditionals and
>> not both T and F too).
> Oh, I love T and F.
> Slightly off-topic question: why are there no FT variants? I've
> encountered situations where it would have made the control flow a lot
> more readable. This is certainly not critical but also, I expect,
> quite painless to add.

At one point we did have a few, but it overall seemed clearer to go with
always having the T branch first, if at all. No technical reasons.
Joseph Wright