On 1/29/21 12:21 PM, ben via cctalk wrote:
On 1/29/2021 12:59 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
Without OTHER changes in parsing arithmetic expressions, that may or
may not be warranted, just replacing the '=' being used for
assignment with an arrow ELIMINATED that particular confusion.? Well,
mostly.? You can't use a right pointing arrow to fix 3 = X
Blame K&R with C with the '=' and '==' mess because assignment is a
operation. I never hear that C or PASCAL have problems.
We complained bitterly about this in the early days (Unix v6 days).?
They at least listened and fixed the =<op> (e.g. =+, =-) because of
ambiguity but refused to change assignment.? I find it annoying that a
type-o of forgetting an '=' in a comparison can result in a hard to find
TTFN - Guy