Terminators -- and ==

The -- and == are used as terminators: -- for core expressions, and == for terminating a 'running' or 'jogging' series of Hoon expressions.

Runes

-- "hephep"

Syntax

The -- rune is used to indicate the end of a core expression.

Discussion

The |%, |_, and |^ runes are used to create cores that can have arbitrarily many arms. When you have defined all the desired arms in a core expression (using the ++, +$, and +* runes), use -- to terminate the expression.

Examples
> =num |%
         ++  two  2
         ++  add-two  |=(a=@ (add 2 a))
         ++  double  |=(a=@ (mul 2 a))
       --

> two.num
2

> (add-two.num 12)
14

> (double.num 12)
24

== "tistis"

Syntax

The == rune is used to indicate the end of a 'jogging' or 'running' series of Hoon expressions.

Discussion

Certain runes are used to create expressions that may include arbitrarily many subexpressions. Such expressions are terminated with the == rune. For example, the :* and :~ runes are used to create a cell of any length. (The latter is just like the former except that it adds a null value at the end of the cell.) For another example, the %= rune used used to make arbitrarily many changes to a given wing value.

Examples
> :*  2
      3
      4
      5
      6
  ==
[2 3 4 5 6]

> :~  2
      3
      4
      5
      6
  ==
[2 3 4 5 6 ~]

> =values [a=12 b=14 c=16 d=18 e=20]

> %=  values
    a  13
    b  15
    c  17
    d  19
    e  21
  ==
[a=13 b=15 c=17 d=19 e=21]