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From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-28 17:16:52

joel de guzman wrote:
> If only there
> was a way in C++ to get the type of the rhs and pass it into
> the lhs, I wouldn't have needed rules.

        I proposed this.

        Felix supports it.

> There was a proposal in comp.std.c++ to reuse the auto
> keyword to do this. With this extension, we could do:
> auto rule = a | b >> c;

        That sucks. Why should inference
be restricted to auto storage class?
This is the kind of thinking that has made C++ syntax
even more ugly than C has forced it to be.
> Does anyone have a better way of doing this?

        dcl x = expr;

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