Attitude about new keywords
phr-n2003b at NOSPAMnightsong.com
Sun Feb 9 00:04:07 CET 2003
David Eppstein <eppstein at ics.uci.edu> writes:
> > 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.
That's an argument for introducing new keywords sooner or later,
before too much code gets written that uses those names for variables.
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