assign by reference - a comment

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Sat Mar 23 13:01:01 EST 2002

David, et al:

A "post send" thought:

While I favor support for pointers, handles, etc.  that does NOT mean 
I support their implementation in Xtalk with cryptic @ or @@ syntax 
al la C.  Any support for these features should fit naturally into 
Xtalk: eg "get the address of someVariable" seems natural for a 
pointer.  Although the simile sucks, "the mailBox" might work well 
for a handle:

	"put the mailBox of someVariable into myMailBox"
         "send data myNewVariable to myMailBox"

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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