word1.word2 notation

Paul E. Black paul.black at nist.gov
Wed Aug 25 18:24:29 CEST 1999


Yeoh Yiu <squid at panix.com> writes:

> I've noticed in various languages, there is a construction
> of expressions with a dot in the middle.
> 
> 	int foo.bar = 42;   // doesn't happen this way
> 
> What is the name of this technique and the name of methods 
> (or variables ?) so constructed ?

The dot construction is merely syntax, and, as you have observed, is
used in different languages.  The syntax indicates different semantics
in different languages and therefore has different names.

-paul-
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Paul E. Black (p.black at acm.org)




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