Suggesting for overloading the assign operator

sismex01 at hebmex.com sismex01 at hebmex.com
Tue Jul 1 16:06:38 CEST 2003


> From: rimbalaya at yahoo.com [mailto:rimbalaya at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Lunes, 30 de Junio de 2003 10:32 p.m.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> [..same rehash of overloading '=' a'la C++...]
>
> If the type of the variable was still undefined, ':=' would behave
> like '='. It might create confusion in future code, but does not break
> old code.
> 
> I think it would be a nice feature to have. Comments?
>

It's *not* a nice feature to have.  If this kind of
functionality, strictly applicable to mutable types,
is needed, then a self.set(x) method, or a self.value = x
property, can be created.

An overloadable assignment _statement_ is not going
to happen.

>
> Thanks,
> - Rim
>

You're welcome.

-gustavo
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