Underscores in Identifiers

Bert Freudenberg bert at impara.de
Sun Nov 20 11:41:40 UTC 2005

Am 20.11.2005 um 00:29 schrieb Andreas Raab:

> stéphane ducasse wrote:
>> I thought that we could assign a compiler class to a class. At  
>> least  in VW this was that way that roel loaded Prolog like  
>> methods with a file in.
>> So I would avoid the preferences plague.
> Actually, I don't like this approach too much simply because it  
> creates complete confusion about what the underscore stands for.  
> The way I would try to address the problem is by annotating the  
> source representation (e.g., file-outs) since this is an issue  
> which is only applicable when filing in code so that new code can  
> be distinguished properly. Like for example, a line that says  
> 'Parser attributes: underscoreIsLetter' (or something in that mood)  
> and that, Stream>>fileIn can use to set up the parser properly.

Sure, but what about using underscores when coding? Would you just  
allow them by default?

- Bert -

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