[m-dev.] Why don't variables have a context?

Peter Ross pro at missioncriticalit.com
Mon Oct 30 14:56:47 AEDT 2006

On 10/30/06, Ralph Becket <rafe at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> Peter Ross, Monday, 30 October 2006:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm working on adding a pass to the compiler which outputs an XML
> > representation of a module.  The idea is that this XML representation
> > can then be transformed by various stylesheets into a good documentation
> > format.
> >
> > One of the key parts of this is having heuristics to associate comments
> > to parts of the program.  This is fine if we are looking for a comment
> > related
> > to some functor, however variables have no context associated with them,
> > so it is impossible to do this.
> >
> > Is there a reason why?
> It has always struck me as a mistake not to associate contexts with
> variable terms.

Are there objections to adding it?
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