3.9 underscore still there?

Lex Spoon lex at cc.gatech.edu
Mon Oct 30 16:55:09 UTC 2006

"Bill Schwab" <BSchwab at anest.ufl.edu> writes:
> Please keep in mind that my most emphatic request is to promote Ian's (I
> believe) fix, for underscores in all but the first slot in a selector,
> to part of the mainstream release so that it will get maintained as the
> compiler evolves.  I am not aware that it breaks any code.

That kind of thing would sound great to me.  The stable universe
provides a good test for this theory, if anyone wanst to do that test
and lend support to the underscores cause.

By the way, do you only mean selectors, or also variable identifiers?
What would the proposal do about this kind of code?

  x_3   "is it x := 3, or the identifier x_3 ?"

> I disagree with your assessment that I am suggesting a change for legacy
> reasons.  

That was a typo; indeed, I am the one arguing that we support our
legacy.  I am happy to support the ANSI standard if possible, but I
would put the top priority on existing Squeak code.


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