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Re: assignment operator

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Wed Mar 8 02:08:24 1995 )

Date: Wed, 8 Mar 95 09:07:50 IST
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
From: bmgustav@bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il (Gustavo Glusman)

>Hmm, ok, my vote would be for either '=:' or ':=', simply because (even
>though it is cool) '->' or '<-' would be too far from normalness...
>Some samples:
>while (success := .attempt()) {
>  .display(success);

:= is what is used in Pascal, and it is mistaken by = no less. People fail
to type the : too easily.
In other words, it might not solve the issue.
I think <- is very good, and that its being 'far from normalness' can be an
asset, since the 'normal' methods cause confusion.

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