Eliminating assignments and variable syntax (accessors)
Jarvis, Robert P.
Jarvisb at timken.com
Wed Aug 11 21:09:16 UTC 1999
Also, if blocks are to be delimited by indentation how do you send a message
to a block?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lex Spoon [SMTP:lex at cc.gatech.edu]
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> Subject: Re: Eliminating assignments and variable syntax (accessors)
> Okay, but it doesn't seem fully in the spirit of syntax-via-indentation.
> After all, one of the main places python uses indentation is to note the
> start and end of a block, right?
> So it might be cool to be able to do something like this:
> y := y + 1
> z := z + 1
> But this doesn't look perfect, either--it takes 5 lines when 3 or even 1
> would do. So, maybe allow the [ ] syntax for blocks that are only one
> statement long?
> x < 3
> ifTrue: [ y := y + 1 ]
> z := z + 1.
> m := m * m.
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