Dependence on Programming Experts
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Wed Jul 12 10:51:38 EDT 2006
>> But this is a case where the syntax exist with Rev NOW, but not
>> within this context.
>> It is REALLY at odds with itself when...
>> local x = 5 // is legal, and perfectly normal
>> x = 5 // is not, and is an unthinkable construction
On Jul 12, 2006, at 5:25 AM, Robert Brenstein wrote:
> Not really at odds. Within the local statement, the equal holds
> always since only string or number can be on the right side. In the
> latter case, it would be an operator which can have any expression
> on the right.
But it IS at odds, even though the = functionality is extremely
limited in what it can do, because it works in certain instances but
> In terms of implementation, the former is fairly trivial but the
> latter would require quite a big change in the parser logic, me
Oh, I'll not argue that. I've come to accept that certain things
won't be implemented due to limitations of engineering time. What I
don't agree with is that having a more succinct syntax available
would somehow harm the verbose version of the language. I also don't
agree that x = 5 is somehow less readable or understandable than its
more wordy counterpart.
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