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From:
Sean M. Burke
Date:
August 19, 2001 21:01
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] Add a nextstate into empty blocks
Message ID:
3.0.6.32.20010819215551.007a4df0@mail.spinn.net
At 11:24 PM 2001-08-19 +0300, Ilmari Karonen wrote:
>Besides, "returns the value of the last expression" describes the
>current behavior only if you adopt a perversely convoluted definition of
>"last expression", [...]

I quite agree.
One can imagine objections to changing the current behavior (hopefully
objections something other than "current behavior is always right, by
definition"), but I'd be quite surprised if anyone anywhere could possibly
have written code that relies on the current behavior.  Except possibly by
accident -- but programs that work in spite of themselves are not what
should be guiding language design.


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Sean M. Burke  sburke@cpan.org  http://www.spinn.net/~sburke/


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