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From: joel de guzman (isis-tech_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-28 18:22:03

From: "John Max Skaller" :

> > 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?

It is not. You can use it for function arguments etc.
It just 'overloading' the almost unused 'auto' keyword
instead of adding another.

> This is the kind of thinking that has made C++ syntax
> even more ugly than C has forced it to be.

I think it is ok, IMO. We never use the 'auto' anymore.
It should be deprecated and the new meaning
replace the old.

> > Does anyone have a better way of doing this?
> dcl x = expr;

What makes this better?

Joel de Guzman

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