Dependence on Programming Experts

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Thu Jul 13 16:29:33 EDT 2006


Robert Sneidar wrote:

> Okay, so if we allow
>
> x = 1
>
> should we also allow
>
> x is 1
>
IMO, 'we' already allow "x is 1" because "is" implies an equality test.

The equivalent "English-like" form of an assignment would be something like
  x becomes 1

and I'd really rather we didn't do that :-)

> I don't care, I just love a good controversy. ;-)
>
That's both the best and the worst aspect of this list :-) :-)

I tried to stay out of this discussion -  I really, really did - but 
failed in the end.

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