Curly Braces?

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at
Thu Jan 11 10:10:33 UTC 2001

Hi dan 

Thanks to have remove this ugly stuff!!

> Yes.  I took out structure assignment between 2.6 and 2.7.
> It was essentially never used and, when used, could be really confusing, as 
> 	{a. {b. c}. e. f} := thingPassedFromElsewhere.
> It seemed to me that when you're willing to take this much trouble to work 
with a bundle, it must be time to use an object.
> FYI, this form had not compiled since somewhere between 1.16 and 1.19 due to 
an interaction with the check for uninitialized variables.  There was not a peep 
from the mail list about this feature being broken then or missing now until 
your message.
> The other uses of {} as an array constructor seemed to be carrying their 
weight, so I left them in, and made them more efficient in both speed and stack 
> We need to amend the Swiki (can you send the page refs?).  Thanks for pointing 
this out.
> 	- Dan
> PS:  If you are seriously interested, I just checked that this form did work 
completely in 1.16, and it works in 2.6 if you proceed through the compiler 

Stephane DUCASSE (ducasse at
"if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do 
different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today 
might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes

University of Bern, Institut fuer informatik and Mathematik
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