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From: Howard Hinnant (hinnant_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-07 16:08:16

On Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 03:53 PM, Stewart, Robert wrote:

> If we're inventing the next version of the language, I suggest this:
> dest <- f();
> I suppose there are those that don't put whitespace around binary
> operators
> that would complain that x<-y could be "x less than negated y" instead
> of
> the newly invented "move y to x." Nevertheless, It's visually clear
> what's
> happening.

I think an important constraint on the next version of the language is
that if at all possible it should not silently change the meaning of
existing programs. If we were designing a new language from scratch,
you would have my vote.


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