blake at kingdomrpg.com
Mon Jul 23 21:24:38 UTC 2007
On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 13:51:33 -0700, Bert Freudenberg
<bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> So there are some who think this is a useful construct, also many
> "scripting languages" have it. But it goes against the "spirit" of
> Smalltalk. Assignment itself is not "pure" but this kind of multi-
> assignment was considered to do more harm than good. Whereas the brace
> construct for array construction was too useful to pass.
Whoa. Reminds me of PL/I.
PL/I also had a "BY NAME" directive, which would allow you to assign two
not-identical structures by their common fields, regardless of order.
I like it. I guess that makes me evil.
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