"with" still sucks + removing features + adding features
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Mon May 18 21:36:51 PDT 2009
Derek Parnell wrote:
> I'm a bit confused. Are you saying that one must expect that the meaning of
> punctuation in a programming language depends on the context the
> punctuation is found in?
> If so, then ".." in "[a .. b]" can mean exclusive range and ".." in "case a
> .. b:" can mean inclusive range, no?
No, you don't understand. But I sworn that I'll explain it for the last
time in another post, so I'm out of times I can explain it.
Let me make a separate point. With "...", people just defined the space
operator. What's the space operator? Changes the meaning of 0...10 in
two distinct ways:
0...10 is an all-inclusive integer range from 0 to 10
0. ..10 is a right-open floating-point range from 0 to 10
0.. .10 is a right-open floating-point range from 0 to 0.1
Not to mention:
0.....10 is an all-inclusive floating-point range from 0 to .1 (if I
counted my dots right).
I have no doubt somebody will find this all intuitive and pleasing on
the eye, and will suggest a couple of additional constructs and keywords
to improve things.
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