Is  mandatory for array operations?
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Tue May 4 13:19:09 PDT 2010
Walter Bright wrote:
> Don wrote:
>> Walter Bright wrote:
>>> Don wrote:
>>>> There are several compiler bugs relating to array operations, and
>>>> almost all relate to this issue. I'd like to fix them, but I need to
>>>> know which way it is supposed to work.
>>> The  should be required. I worry that otherwise there will be
>>> ambiguous cases that will cause trouble.
> Glad we agree. An example is the C hack where if foo is a function, then
> &foo as well as foo mean the address of the function. This little
> ambiguity, originally meant as a convenience, has caused much grief.
In the same vein, probably it's time to bite the bullet and require
@property for parens-less function calls.
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