Attitude about new keywords
eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Sat Feb 8 23:17:28 CET 2003
In article <7x1y2is9qt.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>,
Paul Rubin <phr-n2003b at NOSPAMnightsong.com> wrote:
> I'd like to ask a meta-question about this: why is adding new keywords
> something to be so urgently avoided?
Because it can make previously-working code stop working, when the new
keyword happens to match somebody's variable name.
David Eppstein UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
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