Dependence on Programming Experts

Chipp Walters chipp at
Wed Jul 12 21:25:20 EDT 2006

Come to think of it. I certainly can get on board with a bunch of
language changes.

Frankly, I'm a huge fan of dot notation and would really like to be
able to hilite a checkbox by calling:


And while we're at it, let's fix the = conditional test so that it's
proper: "==" then we can truly have x=1 assignments!

And who wouldn't mind saving a few keystrokes to increment a variable:

Since I'm hoping my changes will be made soon, some of you may want to
print out the simple chart below to help you with my proposed dot

"." at the end is a constructor
"." at the beginning is an instance member
"." at beginning and "$" at the end is an instance field
"." only in the middle is a static member
".class" suffix is a class

Hopefully we'll all be up and running in no time at all!

In the meantime, while we're 'fixing stuff' and just to make things a
bit easier on us all, how about if we can get some new syntax:

on justMakeItWork
   if the result contains "Error" then
      revFileBugZillaReport the result
  end if
end justMakeItWork

Jacque? You working on this one yet?
(tongue firmly implanted in cheek).

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