[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
** and ++
I would like to know if it would cause anyone any serious problems if
(a) the variable "++" went away (when was the last time you
used it? Do you even know what it means?)
(b) the variable "**" was renamed (to "##", for example).
I'm contemplating an incompatible change to the read-eval-print loop
along these lines. As some of you may have noticed, ++ and ** present
some very serious scoping problems - there's no way to use them as global
variable names because the read-eval-print loop clobbers them quite
Please give separate answers to these two questions. Please do not
broadcast your answers to T-Users; respond directly to me. If you
think you have something of general interest, tell me and I'll forward
to T-Users or T-Discussion.