[Newbies] Left-arrow for assignment

Michael van der Gulik mikevdg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 00:08:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:54:38 -0400
Dominic Espinosa <dcespin at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:40:58AM +1200, Michael van der Gulik wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 01:20:25 -0400
> > Dominic Espinosa <dcespin at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > 

> Indeed, using '_' for assignment seems repugnant to a lot of people.
> Some of the debate in the previous swiki link focused on this aspect,
> and the issues in having '_' have such a non-standard meaning in Squeak,
> as well as the need to use '_' in circumstances other than assignment.
> Maybe left-arrow could be internally represented as
> ':=', filed-out as ':=', etc, but displayed as left-arrow according to
> preferences. Additionally, a key-binding could be used for inserting the
> left-arrow while typing.
> I'm not sure what kinds of issues this would raise in how source code is
> represented; I recall someone saying that the representation would have
> to change significantly for this to work. But perhaps there's an easy
> way to do it?

Meh. ":=" works fine for me.


Michael van der Gulik <mikevdg at gmail.com>

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