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Tuples

Tuples, also known as product or record type values, contain a specific number of values in a specific order. A tuple is written with round brackets around.

Examples:

(1, two, 3, "go")
(red, green, blue)
("Hello")

Note: A tuple containing a single value cannot be distinguished from the value itself.

The empty tuple is of type Void and an instance of it is struct.

Rationale: Round brackets are commonly used to delimit an expression, with this syntax they can delimit any number of expressions. Having no distinction between a value and the same as a unary tuple ensures that brackets can still be used as delimiters.
Since dodo is a prototypes language, it makes sense that struct is an empty tuple that can be extended by adding attributes.

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