[m-dev.] Re: [m-rev.] field syntax (was: smart recompilation)

Ralph Becket rbeck at microsoft.com
Sat Jul 7 01:22:44 AEST 2001

> From: Fergus Henderson [mailto:fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU]
> Sent: 06 July 2001 16:05
> >
> > Can this problem not be resolved by considering (^) as
> > method invocation rather than field access?  Java, C# etc.
> > are all quite happy to overload (.) for field access and
> > method invocation.
> Those languages distinguish field access from method invocation
> by the absence or presence of "()" after the field/method name.

Oh well.  On reflection while I'm happy with the status quo it
doesn't really bother me one way or the other.  If things are
to be changed then Peter Schachte's `property' proposal gets
my vote.

- Ralph
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