dot notation

Robert Brenstein rjb at
Thu May 22 17:06:01 CDT 2003

>It seems acceptable to the interpreter to use dot notation for labelling
>handlers and properties, e.g.:
>   on my.mouseUp
>     doSpecialStuff
>   end my.moyseUp
>   set the[4] of this stack to tMyVar
>It seems in some cases the visual break of the period may be useful for
>Can you think of any reason using dot notation like this would not be a good

I am often using dots and other special chars like _ and $ to help me 
tracking where the handlers are, particularly when working in 
multistack projects. The only drawback I see is that double-clicking 
such names does not select the whole name (but this also has its 


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