in Coldmud discussion meeting
Re: assexp op
daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Thu Mar 9 13:38:25 1995
To: Quinn <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, coldstuff@MIT.EDU,
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 09 Mar 95 12:30:15 EST."
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 95 13:33:51 -0500
From: Jay Carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I like '<-', but it really doesn't imply expression anymore than
> an equals sign does. I'd suggest '<>', since its easy to type
> and kind of implies "we are not both equal and we want the whole
> world to know it, that is why we are pointing outward."
But assignment really isn't symmetric. There's a deep difference
between lvalues (the stuff on the left hand side) and rvalues (the
stuff on the right hand side).
> As for the local method character, instinctively I like ',' since
> it's a less emphatic period.
Been using @d lately? :-)
> But I don't know the repercussions of using a comma in such a way.
My brain's too fried to figure out if this language is in LALR(1), I
had a midterm on code generation today, we already had our test on
parsers, I shouldn't have to know this any more etc etc etc.
Anyway, I really wish you wouldn't use , for this. I read , as a
separator. Actually, I don't like .foo much as a call-on-self
syntax, because it's too easy for my eyes to skip over that little
one-pixel dot, since . isn't a separator in that case either.
> blah blah blah
Flat text is just *never* what you want. ---stephen p spackman