ggs at shiresoft.com
Fri Jan 29 14:36:01 CST 2021
On 1/29/21 12:21 PM, ben via cctalk wrote:
> On 1/29/2021 12:59 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>> Without OTHER changes in parsing arithmetic expressions, that may or
>> may not be warranted, just replacing the '=' being used for
>> assignment with an arrow ELIMINATED that particular confusion. Well,
>> mostly. You can't use a right pointing arrow to fix 3 = X
> Blame K&R with C with the '=' and '==' mess because assignment is a
> operation. I never hear that C or PASCAL have problems.
We complained bitterly about this in the early days (Unix v6 days).
They at least listened and fixed the =<op> (e.g. =+, =-) because of
ambiguity but refused to change assignment. I find it annoying that a
type-o of forgetting an '=' in a comparison can result in a hard to find
TTFN - Guy
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