Suggesting for overloading the assign operator
staschuk at telusplanet.net
Wed Jul 2 16:21:57 CEST 2003
Quoth Bengt Richter:
[...suggests a := b equivalent to a.__update__(b)...]
> I guess it's a matter of what kind of sugar you like ;-)
[...syntactic support for Currency objects...]
> I'm not sure what that would mean.
I meant a language like Python but with a Currency literal syntax.
With syntax such as, say,
123.45$ equivalent to Currency(123.45)
(except, perhaps, for decimal vs binary exactness issues), the
users could type
a = 7$
a = 6$
which is less onerous than writing Currency(7), Currency(6).
This idea is well-suited to the scenario in which the users make
pervasive use of objects of this type, and the main problem is
having to type "Currency" over and over again.
Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
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