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We wantlvalue(), too!

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Tom Christiansen
March 22, 2000 06:50
We wantlvalue(), too!
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To be usable, the :lvalue attribute really needs two things added.

1) A function needs to be able to figure out whether it was called
   in an lvalue context of now.  Rather than (just) adding an umpteenth
   return to caller(), there should be a wantlvalue() built-in.  You cannot
   write something like 

2) You also need access to the right hand side, just like tie's STORE


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