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It just takes up space and not necessarily easier to read.
I disagree. In my opinion, they are easier to read. Besides that, I want them to look very different since they construct new data structures, while parentheses are only for grouping.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (do not use).
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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