[m-dev.] State variable syntax - last call for opinions

Michael Day mikeday at bigpond.net.au
Sat Feb 2 06:41:57 AEDT 2002

> > How about
> > 
> > 	Current:	!.X
> > 	Next:		!:X
> > 	Pair:		!X
> I find this much more palattable than !=/!+.

Personally, I'm disappointed. Your original proposal was simply an
inversion of DCGs using ! to indicate which calls *do* take extra
arguments rather than { } to indicate which calls *don't*. It was easy to
explain and easy on the eyes, whereas the latest proposals bear a distinct
resemblance to line noise.


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